Gargantuan: A Ruby Murphy Mystery
Maggie Estep’s critically praised heroine, Ruby Murphy, is back! Back in Coney Island with a bunch of endearing misfits, back at the racetrack ogling thoroughbreds, and back learning that, on the seamy side of the sport of kings, survival can be a long shot.
Ruby’s life is nothing if not complicated: she’s spending a lot of her time worrying about a jockey named Attila Johnson; a good-hearted Teamster with a bad back; a neighbor who is suspicious of anything that moves; one very fat cat who craves raw meat; a missing FBI agent; an underused piano; a few fine horses—and the sure knowledge that somehow, somewhere, there is a killer among them.
From the Trade Paperback edition.
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Gargantuan: a Ruby Murphy mysteryUser Review - Not Available - Book Verdict
With a stronger plot, Estep more than fulfills the promise of her quirky mystery debut, Hex . In the absence of her FBI-agent boyfriend, Ruby becomes involved with Attila Johnson, a sorry jockey ... Read full review
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