Only Good Yankee (Mass Market Paperback)

By Jeff Abbott

Fawcett, 9780345394385, 256pp.

Publication Date: April 1, 1995

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Description

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.


About the Author

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.


Praise For Only Good Yankee

"A carefully considered plot, clearly drawn characters, and Abbott's irresistible Southern voice combine to create an exciting new entry in mystery fiction."-- Deborah Adams

"Abbott's debut has both light and dark tones, is thoroughly readable, and presents a well-drawn gallery of suspects."--Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine

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