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Killing Cousins (Mort Sinclair Mysteries) Hardcover – March 1, 1989


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Product Details

  • Series: Mort Sinclair Mysteries
  • Hardcover: 239 pages
  • Publisher: Ancestry.com (March 1, 1989)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0916489388
  • ISBN-13: 978-0916489380
  • Product Dimensions: 8.6 x 5.5 x 1.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,709,563 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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From Publishers Weekly

Genealogy, genetics and keen detective work mesh effectively, if ponderously, in this first novel set on isolated Fogge Island off the New England coast. Mort Sinclair is a respected genealogist and lawyer, hired as a consultant by the state police who think his particular expertise in exploring family histories will help them solve three cyanide poisonings in the island's prominent and densely interrelated Gorges family. (Ample genealogical charts are provided to aid the reader in tracing the byzantine family connections.) When more, puzzling murders are committed, Sinclair's astute detective work with library and courthouse documents reveals nasty, long-hidden family secrets: the island's respected doctor is up to his elbows in deceitful practices; the Gorges family fortune was made unscrupulously; and, astonishingly enough, two babies were switched at birth. Sinclair works closely with Sergeant Priscilla Booth, a witty, bright and capable officer who proves to be a relentless though diplomatic interrogator. Their quietly romantic relationship lends strength and continuity to a book overly burdened with complex entanglements and labored explanations. This is the first fiction title for Ancestry Inc.
Copyright 1989 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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16 of 17 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on September 15, 1998
Format: Hardcover
I read this book when it was first published. As a true mystery fan (and amateur genealogist) I was not expecting such a puzzler. I can usually figure out 'whodunit' before the final few pages 80% of the time. This one kept me guessing all the way. I wish Gene Stratton would write several more of these Mort Sinclair mysteries.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Ginger Ann on January 2, 2001
Format: Hardcover
I greatly enjoyed this book. The plot involves both genealogy and genetics - and I didn't have a clue who the killer was. This was a marvelous and very different who-dun-it; highly unique, and very enjoyable. I strongly recommend it.
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8 of 13 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on December 17, 1996
Format: Hardcover
KILLING COUSINS by Gene Stratton, published by Ancestry, Inc.
is a classical Agatha Christie-style tale brimming over with
suspects and clues (Kirkus Service called it "a prime example
of the bygone, ever-so-civilized mystery"). The detectives
are a middle-aged savant and a vivacious younger woman who
mesh beautifully as they solve a series of murders on an
isolated island where everyone is related to everyone else.
The story educates and entertains against a background of
genealogy and genetics. The fact that the author is my
husband doesn't interfere with my complete objectivity in
this review in any way. Ginger Stratton
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