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Washed Up

(The first book in the Arvo Thorson series)
A novel by

"A bold new voice in the crime genre." —William Kent Krueger,
New York Times bestselling author of Ordinary Grace

WASHED UP, a shocking discovery on the banks of the Mississippi River forever changes 11-year-old Abatha Cox and Somerset Hills, the small Minnesota community she calls home. Lead investigator Arvo Thorson is the only person trusted enough to investigate the tragic murder, but he's drowning too—in a toxic cocktail of whiskey, vodka and gin—and his career will be dead in the water unless he can solve the crime. Christine Ivory, the brainy, fashionable and compulsively organized social worker caring for the girl has never been more intent on thwarting Arvo.

"Arvo Thorson is an ex-smoker and current drunk with a weakness for blondes, and he's about to have a heart attack. My kind of detective . . . washed up and on the case. Readers are going to like this guy." —Steve Thayer, New York Times bestselling author of Saint Mudd

"Washed Up is rich with suspense, poetic descriptions, and fully-fleshed, sympathetic characters. Susan Koefod is a writer to watch!" —Jess Lourey, author of the Lefty-nominated Murder-by-Month Mysteries

"Susan Koefod's fine debut novel Washed Up is anything but. It's the be­ginning of what promises to be a bold new voice in the crime genre. Three strong elements make it a clear winner: a couple of wonderfully flawed protagonists; a lot of sizzling sexual tension; and a plot with the kind of suspense and pacing that readers absolutely love. Hungry for a good read? This book satisfies!" —William Kent Krueger, Minnesota Book Award winning author of Thunder Bay

Genre: Mystery

Praise for this book

"A bold new voice in the crime genre." - William Kent Krueger

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Used availability for Susan Koefod's Washed Up

Paperback Editions

September 2011 : USA Paperback

Title: Washed Up (Arvo Thorson Mystery)
Author(s): Susan Koefod
ISBN: 0-87839-442-7 / 978-0-87839-442-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: North Star Press of St. Cloud
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   

Kindle Editions

September 2020 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition

Title: Washed Up (Arvo Thorson Book 1)
Author(s): Susan Koefod
Publisher: Speaking Volumes
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU