Death and the Good Life (Paperback)

A Mystery

By Richard Hugo, James Welch (Foreword by)

University of Idaho Press, 9780893012618, 231pp.

Publication Date: January 1, 1991

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"Distributed by the University of Nebraska Press for the University of Idaho Press"
Al Barnes is a good but admittedly "mushy hearted" homicide cop who trades his stressful Seattle beat for a small-town deputy's life in rural Montana. The peace is disrupted when a local fisherman and a mill owner are found gruesomely axed. Barnes is drawn into a twenty-year-old unsolved case near Portland, adding to an already puzzling search through murky secrets and sweeping him up in the decadent "good life" of his suspects.

About the Author

Richard Hugo, nationally known literary star, died soon after publishing his only mystery - Death and the Good Life.