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Ain't nobody nobody

by Ellett, Heather Harper, 1980-

Format: Print Book 2019
Availability: Available at 3 Libraries 3 of 3 copies
Available (3)
Location Collection Call #
CLP - Beechview Mysteries FICTION Ellett
Location  CLP - Beechview
Collection  Mysteries
Call Number  FICTION Ellett
CLP - Main Library First Floor - Fiction Stacks FICTION Ellett
Location  CLP - Main Library
Collection  First Floor - Fiction Stacks
Call Number  FICTION Ellett
CLP - Squirrel Hill Mysteries FICTION Ellett
Location  CLP - Squirrel Hill
Collection  Mysteries
Call Number  FICTION Ellett
Still reeling from the scandal that cost him his badge, Randy Mayhill--fallen lawman, dog rescuer, Dr Pepper enthusiast--sees a return from community exile in the form of a dead hog trapper perched on a fence. The fence belongs to the late Van Woods, Mayhill's best friend and the reason for his spectacular fall.Determined to protect Van's land and family from another scandal, Mayhill ignores the sherriff who replaced him and investigates the death of the unidentified man. Hisquest crosses with two others: Birdie, Van's surly, mourning daughter, who has no intention of sitting idly by and leaving her father's legacy in Mayhill's hands; and Bradley, Birdie's slow, malnourished but loyal friend, whose desperation to escape a life of poverty has him working with local criminals, and possibly a murderer.A riveting debut novel about family and loyalty, old grudges and new lives, AIN'T NOBODY NOBODY is like a cross between Faulkner and "Breaking Bad", from a talented new writer with an authentic Texas voice.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Randy Mayhill, ex-sheriff of a rural Texas community, is occupying himself butchering a hog when he notices a gathering of buzzards overhead. What's captured the carrions' attention is a dead body folded over a barbed-wire fence. That's bad enough, but it's downhill from there. The body is on land owned by Randy's late pal Van, a marijuana grower whom Randy, when he was sheriff, should have arrested but didn't. So the feds did. Van offed himself. Randy lost his job, and now he's after redemption by protecting Van's heirs from predators. Good plot material, and the author handles it with skill. And humor. Country music, Randy opines, is ""rock and roll sung by Gomer Pyle."" Harper Ellett is also after a poetic affect, and she displays considerable talent ""there was a knowing in her voice"" along with the occasional clinker: What are ""big happy teeth""? Readers who would like their Bill Crider or Terry Shames served with a hard edge of irony will be at home here.--Don Crinklaw Copyright 2010 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Subjects Ex-police officers -- Fiction.
Scandals -- Fiction.
Murder -- Investigation -- Texas -- Fiction.
Feral swine hunting -- Fiction.
Rural poor -- Texas -- Fiction.
Texas -- Fiction.
Detective and mystery fiction.
Publisher Hoboken, NJ :2019
Edition First hardcover edition.
Language English
Description 289 pages ; 23 cm
ISBN 1947993704
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