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Thinning the Turkey Herd

Thinning the Turkey Herd

(1988)
(The fourth book in the Jimmy Flannery series)
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Fans of fictional Chicago pol Jimmy Flannery, who might have been disappointed with Campbell's Hip-Deep in Alligators, rejoice: the precinct captain/sewer inspector is back in fine form. A flock of out-of-town models (the ''turkey herd'') have been found dead in the last year, but Chicago's cops aren't interested. Flannery's alderman-friend Janet, a feminist activist he calls ''lipstick lesbian,'' wants Jimmy to investigate. Her interest becomes personal when her friend Joyce, a model, doesn't show up to move into her apartment. After Flannery discovers Joyce strangled in a neighbor's apartment, he probes deeper and eventually nails the not very surprising, but very creepy, killer. Along the way he meets a wonderfully mixed bag of outlandish characters (exterminator Willy Dink stands out), conducts a hilarious raid on an animal shelter and adopts a mongrel dog almost as charming as himself.

 
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Hardback Editions

February 1989 : USA Hardback
Title: Thinning the Turkey Herd: A Jimmy Flannery Mystery
Author(s): Robert Campbell
ISBN: 0-89621-236-X / 978-0-89621-236-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Press
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January 1981 : USA Hardback
Title: Thinning the Turkey Herd
Author(s): Robert Campbell
ISBN: 0-453-00583-7 / 978-0-453-00583-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Dutton Adult
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Paperback Editions

October 1990 : UK Paperback
Title: Thinning the Turkey Herd (Coronet Books)
Author(s): R Wright Campbell
ISBN: 0-340-53035-9 / 978-0-340-53035-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Coronet Books
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April 1989 : USA Mass Market Paperback
Title: Thinning the Turkey Herd (Signet)
Author(s): Robert Campbell
ISBN: 0-451-15920-9 / 978-0-451-15920-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Signet
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Kindle Editions

September 2015 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
Title: Thinning The Turkey Herd (Jimmy Flannery Mysteries Book 4)
Author(s): Robert Campbell
Publisher: Ayeshire Publishing
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