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Shelter from the Storm

(The fourth book in the Tubby Dubonnet series)
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New Orleans has been the favorite setting for so many mystery series (I stopped counting after two dozen) that it could easily become just another colorful crutch. But in his fourth book about lawyer Tubby Dubonnet, Tony Dunbar artfully turns the location on its head. A major character emerges from a huge rainstorm that drowns the city and threatens to wash out its entire Mardi Gras celebration. Tubby, who starts the book short of money, work, and self-esteem, literally rises--along with the water level--to the occasion. He loses a client in the flooded streets; shares a hotel room with a friendly, slightly larcenous female tourist from Chicago; and then stumbles on a trio of bank robbers whose agenda is linked to an old New Orleans property swindle. By showing the damage that a couple of days of rain can cause to the city's fragile ecosystem, Dunbar makes us really care about its fate. The same can be said about our feelings for Tubby: he's a lazy, corner-cutting, slightly shabby, occasionally reckless but decent man who turns out to be much more than a passing tourist attraction. Previous Tubby tales in paperback include City of Beads, Crooked Man, and Trick Question.

Genre: Mystery
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Used availability for Tony Dunbar's Shelter from the Storm

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Hardback Editions

April 1999 : USA Turtleback
Title: Shelter from the Storm (Tubby Dubonnet Mystery)
Author(s): Tony Dunbar
ISBN: 0-606-15953-3 / 978-0-606-15953-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Demco Media
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December 1997 : USA Hardback
thumbTitle: Shelter from the Storm
Author(s): Tony Dunbar
ISBN: 0-399-14301-7 / 978-0-399-14301-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Putnam Adult
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Paperback Editions

January 1998 : USA Paperback
thumbTitle: Shelter from the Storm
Author(s): Anthony P Dunbar, Tony Dunbar
ISBN: 1-56895-607-X / 978-1-56895-607-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Wheeler Publishing
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December 1998 : USA Mass Market Paperback
thumbTitle: Shelter from the Storm (Tubby Dubonnet Myteries , No 4)
Author(s): Tony Dunbar
ISBN: 0-425-16644-9 / 978-0-425-16644-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Berkley
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Kindle Editions

November 2013 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
thumbTitle: Shelter From The Storm: A Hard-Boiled New Orleans Legal Thriller (Tubby Dubonnet Mystery #4) (The Tubby Dubonnet Series)
Author(s): Tony Dunbar
Publisher: booksBnimble Mysteries
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