See Also Murder: Book summary and reviews of See Also Murder by Larry D. Sweazy

See Also Murder

A Marjorie Trumaine Mystery

by Larry D. Sweazy

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See Also Murder by Larry D. Sweazy
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  • Published in USA  May 2015
    253 pages
    Genre: Mysteries

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1964 - Life on the North Dakota farm hasn't always been easy for Marjorie Trumaine. She has begun working as a professional indexer to help with the bills - which have only gotten worse since the accident that left her husband, Hank, blind and paralyzed. When her nearest neighbors are murdered in their beds, though, Marjorie suddenly has to deal with new and terrifying problems.

Sheriff Hilo Jenkins brings her a strange amulet, found clutched in the hand of her murdered neighbor, and asks her to quietly find out what it is. Marjorie uses all the skills she has developed as an indexer to research the amulet and look into the murders, but as she closes in on the killer, and people around her continue to die, she realizes that the murderer is also closing in on her.

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"Starred Review. Terrific ... The characters are superbly drawn, and the prairie - its flatness, winds, and critters - is an evocative character in its own right." - Publishers Weekly

"Norse mythology coupled with Marjorie's current indexing project (on a book about African headhunters) add an interesting dimension to a mystery that nicely evokes North Dakota in 1964 but suffers from a too-hurried conclusion." - Booklist

"Sweazy (The Devil's Bones, 2012, etc.) establishes a quiet atmosphere that's somehow never broken by the horrific series of murders." - Kirkus

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Larry D. Sweazy

Larry D. Sweazy is the author of Vengeance at Sundown, The Gila Wars, The Coyote Tracker, The Devil's Bones, The Cougar's Prey, The Badger's Revenge, The Scorpion Trail, and The Rattlesnake Season. He won the WWA Spur award for Best Short Fiction in 2005 and for Best Paperback Original in 2013, and the 2011 and 2012 Will Rogers Medallion Award for Western Fiction for the Josiah Wolfe series. He was nominated for a Derringer award in 2007, and was a finalist in the Best Books of Indiana literary competition in 2010, and won in 2011 for The Scorpion Trail. He has published over sixty nonfiction articles and short stories, which have appeared in Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine; The Adventure of the Missing Detective: And 25 of the Year's Finest Crime and Mystery Stories!; Boys' Life; Hardboiled; Amazon Shorts, and several other publications and anthologies. He is member of ITW (International Thriller Writers), WWA (Western Writers of America), and WF (Western Fictioneers).

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