First Avenue

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Onyx/New American Library, 2000 - Fiction - 372 pages
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This amazing self-published debut novel has achieved word-of-mouth success, and now is available in paperback for its first nationwide distribution. This passionate and powerful story introduces a Seattle cop who can't shake the image of the abandoned dead baby he finds in a seedy hotel -- and who can't give up on finding the truth until those responsible are taken down.

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User Review  - mikedraper - LibraryThing

Officer Sam Wright finds a dead infant in a run down hotel on First Avenue. He learns that the child died of neglect and the mother, who worked at the Donut Shop, has disappeared. A young woman comes ... Read full review

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User Review  - cherilove - LibraryThing

Mood is the primary character here. The "dirty deed" here isn't really any different than in many other books, but the setting - Seattle, location - a donut shop, and characters are. I will definitely read the next book by Clausen. Read full review


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Lowen Clausen worked as a police officer on the Seattle force for 13 years, beginning in the early 1970s. During those same years, he studied literature and writing at the University of Washington and went on to become a businessman in Seattle’s Ballard district. He divides his time between Nebraska and Seattle.

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