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A Typical American Town

(1994)
(The first book in the Gabe Treloar series)
A novel by

 
 
Author of the Edgar Award-nominated historical novel SPQR and its sequels, John Maddox Roberts now introduces a modern-day detective. Gabe Treloar is a burnt-out California cop on his way east to start over as a private investigator, but his trip is temporarily sidetracked and he ends up in his hometown of Monticello, Ohio, a self-proclaimed "typical American town." Mentally and physically exhausted from years of stress and external pressure, Gabe is somewhat rejuvenated by a reunion with his childhood sweetheart Lola Cohan, and is reluctant to leave. He then finds a kindred spirit in his landlady, Edna Tutts. Hiding secrets of her own, the older woman is nevertheless a warm, sympathetic presence in Gabe's life. But when Edna is brutally murdered, Gabe becomes suspect number one in the eyes of both the sheriff and the chief of police. Determined to bring Edna's killers to justice, Gabe realizes he is coming back to life with a vengeance as he tries to discover why anyone would kill the gentle, intelligent woman. Investigating the mysteries of Edna's past, Gabe keeps finding that there are more well-kept secrets in this typical American town.

Genre: Mystery

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Hardback Editions

April 1996 : UK Hardback
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Title: A Typical American Town
Author(s): John Maddox Roberts
ISBN: 0-7089-3507-9 / 978-0-7089-3507-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Ulverscroft Large Print Books Ltd
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December 1994 : USA Hardback
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Title: A Typical American Town
Author(s): John Maddox Roberts
ISBN: 0-312-11359-5 / 978-0-312-11359-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: St Martins Pr
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November 1994 : UK Hardback

Title: Typical American Town
Author(s): John Maddox Roberts
ISBN: 0-7472-1217-1 / 978-0-7472-1217-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Headline Book Publishing
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Paperback Editions

May 1995 : UK Paperback
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Title: Typical American Town
Author(s): John Maddox Roberts
ISBN: 0-7472-4713-7 / 978-0-7472-4713-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Feature
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Audio Editions

March 2019 : Audio CD
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Title: A Typical American Town
Author(s): John Maddox Roberts
ISBN: 1-978618-73-5 / 978-1-978618-73-2
Publisher: Audible Studios on Brilliance Audio
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May 2016 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: Typical American Town, A (A Gabe Treloar Mystery)
Author(s): John Maddox Roberts
ISBN: 1-5226-0231-3 / 978-1-5226-0231-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Audible Studios on Brilliance Audio
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December 2012 : USA Audio edition
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Title: A Typical American Town: A Gabe Treloar Mystery, Book 1
Author(s): John Maddox Roberts
Publisher: Audible Studios
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December 2012 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: A Typical American Town: A Gabe Treloar Mystery, Book 1
Author(s): John Maddox Roberts
Publisher: Audible Studios
Availability: Amazon CA   


December 2012 : UK Audio edition
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Title: A Typical American Town: A Gabe Treloar Mystery, Book 1
Author(s): John Maddox Roberts
Publisher: Audible Studios
Availability: Amazon UK