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Product Details

  • Series: John Francis Cuddy (Book 7)
  • Paperback: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Pocket; Reprint edition (August 1, 1993)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0671708120
  • ISBN-13: 978-0671708122
  • Product Dimensions: 0.8 x 4.2 x 6.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8.8 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,503,211 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

From Publishers Weekly

Boston PI John Cuddy doesn't know that he'll be working under the eagle eye of mob boss Tommy "the Temper" Danucci when he agrees to look into the death of fashion model Mau Tim Dani for his former employer, Empire Insurance. He learns soon enough that Mau Tim was Danucci's granddaughter and that the mob family remains as puzzled about her death as the police and the insurance company that carried a large policy on her life for the modeling agency. The young woman was strangled in her apartment, which was owned and run by the family; the only other tenant in the building was another model. With only Mau Tim's missing iolite necklace to work from, Cuddy methodically interviews each of her relatives, co-workers and lovers, gradually building a picture of the girl and ultimately determining who killed her. As in past books, Healy gives his readers an array of distinctive characters while engaging them in a deftly plotted and satisfying story.
Copyright 1992 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

From Kirkus Reviews

Boston's low-keyed, unflappable p.i. John Cuddy (Right to Die, 1991, etc.) is hired by his despised insurance-company ex-boss to investigate the murder of young model Mau Tim Dani, whose agency had insured her life for half a million. Soon after, a henchman escorts Cuddy to a meeting with notorious mobster Tommy the Temper Danucci, who, it turns out, was Mau Tim's grandfather--a fact known to her best friend Sinead Fagan, an ex-boyfriend; photographer Oscar Puriefoy, and a few others. The murder, in Mau Tim's apartment, appears to be robbery-connected, but as Cuddy rehashes at length details of times, exits, and entries, puzzling questions arise. The answers are shocking and not totally convincing. Cuddy's bloodless romance with assistant D.A. Nancy Meagher; her cat's medical problems; a parade of characters who'd be mute without their all-purpose four-letter words; and a tortoiselike pace--all add up to torpid, under-par fare from an old hand who usually satisfies. -- Copyright ©1992, Kirkus Associates, LP. All rights reserved. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on February 18, 1999
Format: Paperback
For all you P.I. readers who haven't discovered Healy, give him a chance. Read one, want them all.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Joan L. Anderson on December 20, 2012
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Nice and easy story line with interesting characters. Can a d do usually read his books in one session and have enjoyed each of them.
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By DJK on March 14, 2013
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An excellent storyline and very identifiable with Boston. Healy clearly knows the city, the neighborhoods and the odd fellows who live there.
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Another great read in the John Cuddy P.I. Series.
The main problem is that there are so few of them!
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More About the Author

Jeremiah Healy is the creator of the John Francis Cuddy private-investigator series and the author (under the pseudonym "Terry Devane") of the Mairead O'Clare legal thrillers. Of his eighteen novels and three collections of short stories, fifteen have either won or been nominated for the Shamus Award.

A former sheriff's officer and military police captain, Healy is a graduate of Rutgers College and the Harvard Law School. He practiced law in Boston before teaching for eighteen years at New England Law--Boston.

Healy's first novel, BLUNT DARTS, was published in 1984 and introduced Cuddy, the Boston-based private eye who has become his best-known character. Moral, honest--and violent, when need-be--Cuddy focuses on solving cases that have fallen through the cracks of the formal judicial system. Healy is currently at work on the fourteenth Cuddy novel.

www.JeremiahHealy.com

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