Dearly Departed

Dearly Departed

Trade Paperback Price: $16.95
Release Date: Now Available
ISBN: 978-1-938473-13-5
Overall, this is an enjoyable mystery with a corker of an ending. – Booklist

Book Description

Now Back in Print!

From Edgar Award Winning and N.Y. Times Best Selling Author

A recording of a lost woman’s voice sends Holland Taylor on a wild hunt
The woman’s words send an icy chill through St. Paul private investigator
Holland Taylor: “If you are listening to this now,” she says, “it is because I
am dead.” Speaking calmly, Alison Emerton explains that if she is
missing, it is because Raymond Fleck killed her. Fleck, a convicted rapist,
lost his job at a humane kennel after Alison accused him of sexual
harassment and stalking. The threats began soon after, prompting Alison
to buy a gun and record the tape. She vanished soon after, leaving behind
her wallet, coat, and boots, on a night when twenty-three inches of snow
fell on Minneapolis.
Seven months later, her lawyer hires Taylor to find the missing woman.
As Taylor digs into Alison’s past, he learns that Raymond Fleck was not
the only person who wanted her dead.

About the Author

A former reporter and ad-man, David Housewright has, in the last fifteen years,
become one of America’s most successful mystery authors. As he gradually
began writing fiction full-time, Housewright produced two more Taylor novels
Penance and Practice to Deceive before publishing A Hard Ticket Home (2004),
which introduced Rushmore McKenzie, an unlicensed Twin Cities private eye.
In 2012 Housewright published the ninth McKenzie novel, Curse
of the Jade Lilly, which won the 2012 Minnesota Book Award for Best Genre
Fiction. His latest Rushmore McKenzie novel The Last Kind Word was released
in June 2013. He continues to live and work in Minnesota.