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The Old Buzzard Had It Coming

(2005)
(The first book in the Alafair Tucker Mysteries series)
A novel by

 
One winter evening in 1912, in the woods outside of Boynton, Oklahoma, abusive and drunken Harley Day surprises his son John Lee and the neighbor girl Phoebe Tucker in a lovers' tryst. An hour later, when John Lee walks his beloved home, Phoebe's mother, Alafair Tucker, suspects that something is amiss. How could she know her daughter has been involved in a violent confrontation that will make Phoebe and her beau murder suspects?

At supper that evening, over bowls of soupy beans and buttery cornbread, Alafair, her husband Shaw, and their nine lively children, much amused that Phoebe has a boyfriend, discuss the unfortunate Day family. The Days are tormented by their evil father, who beats his wife, mistreats his children, and wastes their money. The mother is helpless, and the eldest daughter, Maggie Ellen, has run away, leaving only 19-year-old John Lee and his 13-year-old sister Naomi to care for the younger children and keep the family from destitution.

Then... well, the old buzzard had it coming!

This Best Unpublished Mystery of 2004 (The Oklahoma Writers' Federation, Inc.) is the first in a new series.

Genre: Historical Mystery
 
Used availability for Donis Casey's The Old Buzzard Had It Coming


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Hardback Editions

April 2009 : USA Library Binding
Title: The Old Buzzard Had It Coming
Author(s): Donis Casey
ISBN: 1-4395-5285-1 / 978-1-4395-5285-8 (USA edition)
Publisher:
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March 2007 : UK Hardback
Title: The Old Buzzard Had it Coming (Ulverscroft Large Print)
Author(s): Donis Casey
ISBN: 1-84617-667-0 / 978-1-84617-667-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Ulverscroft Large Print Books Ltd
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July 2005 : USA Hardback
Title: The Old Buzzard Had It Coming
Author(s): Donis Casey
ISBN: 1-59058-149-0 / 978-1-59058-149-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Poisoned Pen Press
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Paperback Editions

November 2009 : Canada Paperback
Title: The Old Buzzard Had It Coming (Easyread Large Edition)
Author(s): Donis Casey
ISBN: 1-4587-4336-5 / 978-1-4587-4336-7 (Canada edition)
Publisher: ReadHowYouWant
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September 2006 : USA Paperback
Title: The Old Buzzard Had it Coming (Alafair Tucker Mysteries)
Author(s): Donis Casey
ISBN: 1-59058-311-6 / 978-1-59058-311-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Poisoned Pen Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

February 2006 : UK Paperback
Title: The Old Buzzard Had it Coming
Author(s): Donis Casey
ISBN: 0-7090-8013-1 / 978-0-7090-8013-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Robert Hale Ltd
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   

July 2005 : USA Paperback
Title: The Old Buzzard Had it Coming (Alafair Tucker Mysteries)
Author(s): Donis Casey
ISBN: 1-59058-183-0 / 978-1-59058-183-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Poisoned Pen Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Audio Editions

December 2012 : USA Audio CD
Title: The Old Buzzard Had It Coming (Alafair Tucker Mysteries)
Author(s): Donis Casey
ISBN: 1-4708-1962-7 / 978-1-4708-1962-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

December 2012 : USA Audio CD
Title: The Old Buzzard Had It Coming: An Alafair Tucker Mystery (Alafair Tucker Mysteries, Book 1) (Poisoned Pen Press Mystery)
Author(s): Donis Casey
ISBN: 1-4708-1963-5 / 978-1-4708-1963-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

December 2012 : USA MP3 CD
Title: The Old Buzzard Had It Coming: An Alafair Tucker Mystery (Alafair Tucker Mysteries, Book 1)
Author(s): Donis Casey
ISBN: 1-4708-1964-3 / 978-1-4708-1964-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

December 2012 : USA Audio edition
Title: The Old Buzzard Had It Coming: An Alafair Tucker Mystery, Book 1
Author(s): Donis Casey
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Availability: Amazon   

December 2012 : UK Audio edition
Title: The Old Buzzard Had It Coming: An Alafair Tucker Mystery, Book 1
Author(s): Donis Casey
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Availability: Amazon UK   



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