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Husband and Wives (Sheriff Milt Kovak Mysteries (Hardcover)) Hardcover – April 1, 2012

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Product Details

  • Series: Sheriff Milt Kovak Mysteries (Hardcover) (Book 11)
  • Hardcover: 208 pages
  • Publisher: Severn House Publishers (April 1, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0727881264
  • ISBN-13: 978-0727881267
  • Product Dimensions: 1 x 5.8 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #633,794 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Susan Rogers Cooper was an administrator for a medical malpractice company for many years. She also volunteered at a battered women's shelter in Austin where she set up a training program for new volunteers. She lives in Lockhart, Texas.

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Hi! My name is Susan Rogers Cooper and I've been writing mysteries since 1988, with the publication of THE MAN IN THE GREEN CHEVY, now available in e-book format right here at Amazon. I'm the mother of one and the grandmother of three, and spend as much time as possible playing with my grandchildren -- when my writing schedule allows, that is! I live in the Austin, Texas, area, and have been a resident of Texas most of my life. My father was a fourth-generation Texan, although my mother was a Yankee. She was forgiven for this -- eventually. I have about 25 books to my name, in three different series: my first born, Milt Kovak; E.J. Pugh; and Kimmey Kruse. Milt and I have been together the longest and I will admit to a slight crush -- although he started out older than me and now he's younger. I'm not sure how he did this. I need to learn that trick!

I plan on putting many of the Milt books in e-book format, to be followed by both E.J. and Kimmey. I hope they find old friends and lots of new ones. The first in the Milt Kovak series, THE MAN IN THE GREEN CHEVY, is now available in e-book format. Here are some comments from the critics:

From Death at Your Door, Fall, 1991: "...a great book, written in a funky, frank, laugh-out-loud first-person style that will keep you hooked from the first page."

From The Armchair Detective, 1991: "Some first novelists write books that are forgotten, some start successful series, and some not only create a popular detective, they also publish books that become highly collectible. Susan Rogers Cooper with her THE MAN IN THE GREEN CHEVY, qualifies for the last two of the three categories."

From Daily Press, Newport News, VA, 04-02-89: The only thing I know about Susan Rogers Cooper are she lives in Austin, Texas, and her first published novel is THE MAN IN THE GREEN CHEVY. That first mystery is every bit as riveting as the latest efforts of (Ed) McBain and (Barbara) Michaels.'

From Booklist, 01-01-89: "First novelist Cooper has created a richly atmospheric small town, populated it with believable citizens, and plugged it all into a clever, disturbing plot. Chief deputy and narrator Kovak is a potential series star. One hopes he returns frequently."

Customer Reviews

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Ms. Cooper spins a fine tale.
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These stories are well written and easy and fun to read.
I really expected I'd be skimming through this one.

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By reader on February 4, 2013
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Milt Kovak is one of my favorite fictoniaI characters. He is smart and kind and doesn't have an inflated ego. I like that he is interested in the why, as well as who and what. I think everything Susan Rogers Cooper writes is excellent. I try not to buy each new book as soon as it comes out and save it as a treat for myself.
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We have once again completed our reading of Cooper's entire book-list, with this 11th in the 12-book Milt Kovak series about a small-town Oklahoma sheriff. When a murder occurs in a small gated community in the county, the victim turns out to be one of three wives, living in three adjoining luxury houses, of Jerry Hudson, a polygamist practitioner of a Mormon cult. We soon get to meet several other multiple-wife families in the cult, although no action at all is taken against the practitioners while the murder is being investigated. Keeping track of all the suspects, all the wives and all the kids made for some tedious reading; and we were generally disappointed with the overall entertainment value encountered by novel's end.

Our last four Cooper outings have met with similar reactions; while it seemed her earlier stories in both the Kovak and Pugh sets were fun to read, these latest novels published by Severn House don't seem to have much pizzazz - not a good trait for a modern day mystery. While we probably won't skip any future additions, we also won't go our of our way to prioritize and/or procure them.
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By Amazon Customer on July 3, 2014
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enjoy all her books
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