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Dead Folks' Blues

(The first book in the Harry James Denton series)
A novel by

EDGAR AWARD WINNER-Best Paperback Original Mystery 1993.
When Rachel Fletcher, an old college flame, enters Harry James Denton's office needing his private detecting services, he'd rather not. But he prefers money to poverty, and agrees to find out what kind of dangerous business her husband is mixed up in. Conrad Fletcher is a rich surgeon with a lot of enemies. He also owes big money to a very big, very bad bookie. But by the time Harry catches up with Fletcher, he's gone from being in debt to being dead. The list of suspects could fill the Grand Ole Opry, and Harry's search for the killer will lead him into the partsof Nashville that no one ever sings about-unless they're singing the DEAD FOLKS' BLUES.

Genre: Mystery

Praise for this book

"A deft, atmosphere-rich novel - smart, funny, and filled with a sense of wry heartbreak. Steven Womack's Nashville stands out - it is a beautifully drawn backdrop." - James Ellroy

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