The Angels Will Not Care

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Random House, Jan 4, 2000 - Fiction - 256 pages
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PI Cecil Younger works out of Sitka, Alaska, a place of stark beauty and unpredictable danger, where a man paid to look for the truth can just as easily disappear and even the angels will not care.

Cecil Younger never thought it would come to this--providing surveillance for a chicken coop being raided by a fowl thief. But things have not exactly been breaking right lately for the Alaskan PI. The logical thing to do? Take a vacation cruise.

Well, it's not exactly a vacation. Younger has been paid to investigate a suspicious ship's doctor aboard a luxurious first-class cruise ship. Now Younger finds himself trapped on a ship of fools with a murderer who is leaving a trail of well-to-do passengers in his wake...and leaving evidence pointing an accusing finger at Cecil! By the time the S.S. Westward makes landfall up the Alaskan coast, Younger will be wishing he was back guarding chickens...instead of sleeping with the fishes.

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User Review  - swl - LibraryThing

Unusual - that seems to be the one word everyone can agree on for Straley...this book certainly isn't like anything else I've read. The book is slim and spare, but it doesn't read like a brief ... Read full review

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User Review  - bastet - LibraryThing

This is one of Straley's very good mysteries, which takes place about a whale-watching cruise ship. Lots of creepy goings-on on this floating deathtrap. I truly enjoyed the whole thing, which is not a depressing as some of his work can be. Read full review


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John Straley lives in Sitka, Alaska, with his young son and wife, a marine biologist who studies whales. He is the Shamus Award-winning author of The Woman Who Married a Bear, The Curious Eat Themselves, The Music of What Happens, and Death and the Language of Happiness.

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