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Ruffled Feathers (Haskell Blevins Mysteries) Paperback – May 1, 1992


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Product Details

  • Paperback: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Pocket; First Edition edition (May 1, 1992)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0671728032
  • ISBN-13: 978-0671728038
  • Product Dimensions: 6.6 x 4.1 x 0.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.6 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #822,968 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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For private eye Haskell Blevins of Pigeon Fork, Kentucky, an anonymous threat to kidnap the daughter of poultry king Jacob Vandeventer results in a murder case. While Blevins guards daughter Priscilla, Jacob is conked on the head with a statue of a chicken, then stabbed to death. Blevins must sort through a roster of suspects, including the victim's vapid son and his affected, obnoxious wife; his tawdry widow; his spacey but sweet ex-wife; and the acid-tongued Priscilla. Although the identity of the killer is ultimately predictable, McCafferty ( Pet Peeves ) writes skillfully. Blevins's narrative voice is convincing, and she manages to avoid the trap of i've stetted/pk building humorous character solely through lumping together a bunch of idiosyncracies. The dialogue develops both plot and character; the scene where the social-climbing daughter-in-law demands proof that Jacob is dead is a virtuoso turn. McCafferty yet needs to integrate her humor with the escalationpk of tension, but she still has produced here an original comic mystery.
Copyright 1992 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on June 20, 2000
Format: Paperback
This is another in her series of private eye Haskell Blevins books. Taylor does a nice job of describing life in a small southern town. The mysteries are usually good enough to keep you guessing. Plus, Haskell's dog is so weird, it's funny -- worth buying the book just to read about the poor psychotic pooch. The storyline is pretty convulted, but this is such a fun, fast read. I keep hoping there will be more Haskell novels. They are perfect for summer reading.
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This series was a pleasant surprise for me. Unlike many of my favorite mysteries, since the hero is a man, I felt he was better equipped to face any danger and conversely I wasn't affected so emotionaly. There was just the right amount of light-hearted humor which brought realism to the plot. Makes you want to travel to Kentucky to meet Haskel Blevins.
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By A Customer on March 22, 2002
Format: Paperback
This woman writes the funniest books. I wonder where she gets her sense of humor! I had to read the book the second time to catch all the underlying subtleties and murmurings
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