Wake Up Little Susie
On September 4, 1958, with picnics and fireworks, the Ford Motor Company introduced the Edsel to America. In Black River Falls, though, the celebrations to introduce the small Iowa town to the car of the future go sour when the local Ford dealer finds a dead body in the trunk of one of his equally ill-fated Edsels. A young lawyer with a private investigator's license, Sam McCain soon finds himself embroiled in the case of Susan Squires, which doesn't want for clues or suspects. Prime among them is the victim's abusive husband, until he also turns up dead. Then Sam's stake in the action gets personal...
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WAKE UP LITTLE SUSIEUser Review - Jane Doe - Kirkus
This prequel to The Day the Music Died (1999) kicks off with Ford dealer Dick Keys's unveiling of the ballyhooed 1957 Edsel, and his discovery of a woman's corpse in the trunk of one of his futuristic ... Read full review
Wake up little Suzie: a mysteryUser Review - Not Available - Book Verdict
Iowa lawyer/private investigator Sam McCain has plenty of clues and suspects in the murder of an ambitious county attorney's wife but can't quite put them together. An evocative return to the 1950s and sequel to The Day the Music Died (LJ 1/99). Read full review