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Death Is No Bargain (Emerson Ward Mystery Book 5) by [Michael W. Sherer]

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"The fifth Emerson Ward caper is an unusual mix of straight-ahead and thoughtful discourse on hot-button social issues. The characters are as complex as the issues with which they wrestle, andthe mystery is cleverly presented and resolved." --Wes Lukowsky, Booklist

"Like all of Michael Sherer's books,
Death is No Bargain is a well-crafted and balanced mystery.  Sherer is able to combine nearly breathless action with deep insight into the human psyche so well that it is often hard to tell where the action ends and the inner struggles of his well-crafted characters begin." --Emily Burson, BookPleasures.com 

"I like the Ward novels. I like the Columbo-like way they immerse Emerson in an unfamiliar world (in
A FOREVER DEATH, for example, he goes undercover at an advertising agency).  I like the subtle way Sherer handles important and controversial themes, I like the light and often humorous first-person narration, I like Emerson himself. You will, too." --David Pitt, I Love A Mystery

"... never slows down as the sleuth follows a meandering trail that climaxes with a fabulous final spin. Fans will appreciate this solid murder mystery." --Harriet Klausner
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Chicago writer Emerson Ward is accused of seducing the teenage daughter of a neighbor. Then the girl's dad tries to kill him. The situation takes an even odder twist when the girl's mother asks Ward to find her now-missing daughter. In a parallel plotline, Ward learns his girlfriend is pregnant, prompting him to ponder the implications of becoming a father in middle age. The fifth Emerson Ward caper is an unusual mix of straight-ahead and thoughtful discourse on hot-button social issues. The characters are as complex as the issues with which they wrestle, and the mystery is cleverly presented and resolved. Wes Lukowsky
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  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B002O3W54K
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Five Star (March 10, 2006)
  • Publication date ‏ : ‎ March 10, 2006
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • File size ‏ : ‎ 483 KB
  • Text-to-Speech ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Screen Reader ‏ : ‎ Supported
  • Enhanced typesetting ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • X-Ray ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Word Wise ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Print length ‏ : ‎ 368 pages
  • Lending ‏ : ‎ Enabled
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After stints as a manual laborer, dishwasher, bartender, restaurant manager, commercial photographer, magazine editor and public relations executive, Michael W. Sherer decided life should imitate art and became a freelance writer and author.

Mike is a member of International Thriller Writers and Mystery Writers of America and the author of Mistaken Identity and Stolen Identity, four books in the Seattle-based Blake Sanders series, including Night Strike and Night Blind, which was nominated for an ITW Thriller Award in 2013. His other books include the award-winning Emerson Ward mystery series, the stand-alone suspense novel, Island Life, and the Tess Barrett new/young adult thriller series, currently in development for television.

In addition to novels, Mike is an award-winning feature writer for foodservice trade magazines, the most recent of which is a 2018 gold “Tabbie” award for best how-to article from Trade Association Business Publications International (TABPI) for his piece, “Beer Fizz-ics,” in Foodservice Equipment Reports.

You can find him at www.michaelwsherer.com, on Facebook at facebook.com/ThrillerAuthor, and on Twitter @MysteryNovelist.

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