Death and the Language of HappinessBook - 2018
"The fourth entry to John Straley's Alaska P.I. series finds Cecil Younger with a contract to kill. Cecil Younger is a man that takes comfort in the absurdity of the universe, and the universe is obliging him when he gets a call from his lawyer and psychiatrist, who offers him a job. A client wants to hire Younger to kill someone. Though common sense tells him murder just isn't a good career move, his finances tell him it can't hurt to meet his potential client, hoping he can succeed in appeasing the him--without a dead body. Joined by the usual cast of misfits--his lawyer/psychiatrist Dickie Stein, his girlfriend Jane Marie, and his ward Todd--Cecil investigates a murder that brings him back to the Centralia Massacre of 1919, an event in Alaskan history that seems to still be reaching into the present--and its dark, chilly grasp may extend to Cecil himself"--
Publisher: New York :, Soho Crime,, 2018.
Copyright Date: ©1997
Branch Call Number: MYSTERY Straley John 06/1997
Characteristics: 226 pages, 32 pages ;,20 cm