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Belle Isle

(2020)
(The ninth book in the Willie Black series)
A novel by

 
 
When two teenage lovers find a human leg while cavorting in the thickets of Belle Isle, can Willie Black be far behind? Belle Isle, in the middle of the James River, was one of Willie's party spots growing up wild in Oregon Hill, and it s a short walk from where he now resides in the posh Prestwould. Now, as the 50-something night cops reporter for the local daily, he returns to his old haunts to try to unravel a mystery. When it becomes known that the dismembered member belonged to Teddy "T-Bone" Delmonico, a state college football legend, whose now-widow is running for a seat in the House of Representatives, the plot thickens. The deceased had plenty of enemies: the investors who lost their nest eggs in a scheme fronted by T-Bone and an associate, a former wife with an axe to grind, and, among others, the grieving widow. Who did it, and why, will consume Richmond's most dogged journalist, who drinks too much, smokes too much and hopes the fourth time is a charm, marriage-wise. Willie Black, whose first-person voice has been called by the New York Times "a crisp and colorful urban idiom we can't wait to hear again," is on the prowl, looking for answers.

Genre: Mystery

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Hardback Editions

May 2020 : USA Hardback
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Title: Belle Isle (Willie Black Mysteries)
Author(s): Howard Owen
ISBN: 1-57962-595-9 / 978-1-57962-595-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Permanent Press
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Audio Editions

August 2020 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: Belle Isle: A Willie Black Mystery
Author(s): Howard Owen
Publisher: Blackstone Publishing
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August 2020 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Belle Isle: A Willie Black Mystery
Author(s): Howard Owen
Publisher: Blackstone Publishing
Availability: Amazon CA   


August 2020 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Belle Isle: A Willie Black Mystery
Author(s): Howard Owen
Publisher: Blackstone Publishing
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

August 2020 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Belle Isle (Willie Black Mysteries Book 9)
Author(s): Howard Owen
Publisher: The Permanent Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU