The Girl Next Door

The Girl Next Door

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This book is the third in the Nero and Shamus award-winning series featuring investigative reporter Carter Ross. Reading his own paper's obituaries, Carter Ross comes across a woman named Nancy Marino who died in a hit and run car accident while she was actually on the job delivering copies of that very paper, the Eagle-Examiner. Struck by the opportunity to write a heroic piece about an everyday woman killed too young, he heads to her wake to gather tributes and anecdotes. But it is the last place Carter expects to find controversy, which he does when one of Nancy's sisters convinces him the accident might not have been an accident at all. Turns out the kind and generous Nancy may have made a few enemies after all, starting with her boss at a diner where she was a part-time waitress and even including the publisher of the Eagle-Examiner. Carter's investigation of this seemingly simple story soon has him in big trouble with his full-time editor and sometime girlfriend, Tina Thompson, and the rest of the bosses at the paper, but he can't let it go, the story might be too good. But will his nose for trouble finally take him too far?
Publisher: New York : Minotaur Books, 2012
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780312667689
031266768X
Branch Call Number: MYS Parks, B 100.3 2012
Characteristics: 326 pages ; 22 cm

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Jrainkie
Feb 18, 2015

Nothing but issues with new website. Unable to select books for renewal. Won't accept check mark. Page enlarges and shrinks at random.

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MAUIESCAPE
May 23, 2014

Good mystery, even if the humor is a little forced at times. Rather reminds me of the Andy Carpenter books -- good mystery, just a little heavy- handed on the sarcasm, etc.
Will try more by this author as his pace is good and the plots are interesting (if slightly predictable).

mrsgail5756 Jul 18, 2012

A very good read. I enjoyed this book I would recommend this book for all to read.

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bridge1
Jun 18, 2012

Carter Ross is still an interesting guy with his witty comments and strange fellow workers but this book was just a tad slow and the bad guy just a bit too obvious.

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Beverleigh
Jun 10, 2012

Good easy read - didn't want to put this one down once I got into it.

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