Winter by Degrees

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E.P. Dutton, 1988 - Fiction - 213 pages
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When Iver Smyth, the town drunk, drowns at sea, his death is barely newsworthy, but one man in town knows it was murder and takes on the task of finding the killer and learning the horrifying motive

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User Review  - TimBazzett - LibraryThing

My copy of WINTER BY DEGREES is a ratty, water-damaged mass market paperback I found. It's out of print, obviously, but it shouldn't be. This is the fifth John Smolens book I have read and I can't ... Read full review

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This sharply focused and attractive first novel traces the small-town experiences of two brothers implicated in the murder of a Newburyport gadabout. After disappearing from a salvage job he works on ... Read full review

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John Smolens is author of "Cold, The Invisible World, Fire Point, " and "The Anarchist". He received his MFA from the University of Iowa in 1984 and is currently head of the MFA program at Northern Michigan University. His novel "The Schoolmaster's Daughter" will be published by Pegasus Books in paperback in September, 2012. You can visit his site at

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