Murder Manual

Author(s): Steven Womack
Genre: Mystery
eAudio - unabridged
Audio (10.95 hours)
Product Number: Z00508
Released: Mar 28, 2011
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781449878177
Narrator/s: L.J. Ganser
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Steven Womack is a scriptwriter and an Edgar Award-winning author. When he created the character of Nashville private investigator, Harry Denton, critics were elated. Mostly Murder says, "Steven Womack has done for male private eye fiction what Grafton and Paretsky did for women operatives ." Harry Denton is behind on his rent, his phone bill, and his life. He is just about to close down his private investigation business when he finally gets a client. The job sounds like a simple one: photograph a famous self-help author with his mistress. When Harry finds him, however, the creator of Life's Little Maintenance Manual is very alone-and very dead. Now, instead of a detective, Harry is a murder suspect. If he can't track down the killer and clear his own name, Harry will be out of business for good. Through the voice of L.J. Ganser, the smart-mouthed detective and some of Nashville's most colorful operators step from the page.

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Professional reviews

"Womack's fifth Harry Denton novel--nominated for an Edgar Award and winner of the Shamus Award--is wry and entertaining despite the author's employment of clichŽs. The self-destructive Nashville private eye is set against the cops, a televangelist, and the high-stakes publishing world as he becomes the suspect in the murder of the man he was hired to snoop. While clichŽ is the very fabric of the PI genre, Womack's use of them is unoriginal and hackneyed. L.J. Ganser's voice is pleasantly acerbic--a good quality for wry whodunits-- but his performance is marred by a nasal quality during the first half of the story. S.E.S. (c) AudioFile 2001, Portland, Maine"

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