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Should Old Acquaintance be Dead (Chicago Police Detective Kerry Grant) Perfect Paperback – November 15, 2007


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  • Series: Chicago Police Detective Kerry Grant
  • Perfect Paperback: 234 pages
  • Publisher: Bast Press; 1st edition (November 15, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 097235414X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0972354141
  • Product Dimensions: 0.8 x 5.5 x 8.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #9,372,158 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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The second sleuthing tale featuring detective Kerry Grant, 'Should Old Acquaintance Be Dead' by Jean Sheldon, is absolutely delectable. It is a quick, satisfying read. Bast Press says She carries a gun, a badge, and a laptop but leaves out the tenacity that is her earmark trait. Tough-as-nails cop, feisty, independent to a fault, solving a twenty-five-year-old murder on her forced vacation. While investigating, a second and nearly identical murder takes place. In both cases, she is the one found over the dead bodies. When she was in high school, she stumbled over Shayna Donovan, a fellow classmate. Now, as a decorated cop in the Chicago police department, she finds the still-warm corpse of Lisa Whittaker in the exact same location on stage at the Pulaski High School auditorium. Discovering Shayna all those years ago helped define Kerry s path in life - to become the best cop she could. With Lisa s death, she is determined to prove that neither was accidental. This is a great piece of detective work with incredibly vibrant side characters - even the cats and stuffed bear have entertaining roles to play. Kerry s best friend, neighbors, old schoolmates, partner, and even the suspects make for a very colorful story. The most fascinating character, however, is not the stubborn detective: Bast is a serene and slightly eccentric former classmate whom no one knew well. She plays a small but dynamic role that breathes life into the story through bald cynicism and curiosity. Complete with telemarketing scams, dramatic attempts on Kerry s life, a tentative renewed romance on the side and a heavy dose of sardonic humor, 'Should Old Acquaintance Be Dead' is perfect. --Curled Up With A Good Book © Carolynn Evans, 2008

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Should Old Acquaintance be Dead
The 25th High School Reunion is one that Kerry Grant will never forget!

The year was 1981. Kerry was a student at Pulaski High School. She had made arrangements to meet Shayna so they could work on the new stage set. Kerry arrived about ten minutes late. As she entered the auditorium it was dark and she yelled for Shayna to turn on the lights. Kerry found her way to the stage using the wall as her guide. She bumped into something and thought it was a sandbag. Kerry bent down to find the edges and realized it was not what she thought it to be. As the lights went up Kerry did see a sandbag but lying next to it was Shayna's body. The official investigation ruled Shayna's death an accident. They believed the snap hook holding the sandbag's strap malfunctioned and released it from the steal grid above.

Kerry did not believe this was an accident. To make matters worse, Kerry was questioned almost as though she did something to hurt Shayna. Why? They thought Kerry was too calm about all of this.

Now, twenty-five years later, Kerry and Jennifer receive invitations to their high school reunion. After some discussion, they decided to attend. They would enjoy seeing some old friends but the real motivation for Kerry is to try and find out something more about what happened to Shayna.
Kerry's wish did come true when she ran into Lisa Whitaker at the reunion. Lisa told Kerry she could prove someone murdered Shayna. Lisa told Kerry to meet her on the stage in twenty minutes and she would show her exactly what happened to Shayna.
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By minniemouse2008 on August 13, 2009
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Not very well written. Seemed like a draft version. Needed a lot more editting.
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Book Duck on December 1, 2007
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excellent new novel by Jean Sheldon... I had to force myself to put it down and go to sleep the first night and finished it the second. The stubborn protagonist, Kerry Grant, is a delight and surrounded by an entertaining cast of characters.
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