The Only Good Yankee

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Ballantine Books, 1995 - Fiction - 244 pages
Mirabeau, Texas, is a dynamite little town -- especially when toolsheds, doghouses, and mailboxes mysteriously begin to explode. So far, the sole victim is local librarian Jordan Poteet, struck by a chunk of his girlfriend's mailbox. Yet Jordy gets an even bigger jolt when his ex-girlfriend, Lorna, arrives from Boston. She's come to scoop up everybody's riverfront property -- and, if possible, Jordy as well.

With pro-development folk and die-hard environmentalists all foaming at the mouth, tempers become downright murderous. And the unfortunate victim is Lorna's handsome colleague, garroted with a piece of barbed wire at the Mirabeau B&B.

Dynamite, lust, murder...what next? Mirabeau braces for the worst and gets it -- while Jordy, his true love Candace, and Police Chief Junebug Moncrief light out after a killer...

Agatha Award-winning author of Do Unto Others.
 

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User Review  - mazda502001 - LibraryThing

I quite life this series - quite a cozy series really. Set in a small Texan town the characters are great and its got a good sense of humour with it. Jordy Poteet is really likeable. Back Cover Blurb ... Read full review

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User Review  - madamejeanie - LibraryThing

Big bucks and murder sometimes go hand-in-hand. Mirabeau, Texas is a dynamite little town -- especially when toolsheds, doghouses, and mailboxes mysteriously begin to explode. So far, the only person ... Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
1
Section 2
18
Section 3
29
Section 4
47
Section 5
69
Section 6
86
Section 7
101
Section 8
114
Section 9
130
Section 10
146
Section 11
168
Section 12
182
Section 13
200
Section 14
214
Section 15
235
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Jeff Abbott is the nationally bestselling, award-winning author of multiple novels of mystery and suspense. His novels have been called "exciting, shrewd, and beautifully crafted" (Chicago Tribune), "fresh, original . . . intricately woven" (Publishers Weekly), and "excellent" (South Florida Sun-Sentinel). A fifth-generation Texan, he spent his childhood in Austin and Dallas with parents and grandparents who loved to tell stories. He lives in Austin with his wife and two sons.

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