What the Dead Leave Behind (Mac McKenzie, #14) by David Housewright

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Read What the Dead Leave Behind (Mac McKenzie, #14) Online Free - Once a police detective in St. Paul, Minnesota, Rushmore McKenzie has become not only an unlikely millionaire, but an occasional unlicensed private investigator, doing favors for friends and people in need. When his stepdaughter Erica asks him for just such a favor, McKenzie doesn t have it in him to refuse. Even though it sounds like a very bad idea right from the start.

The father of Malcolm Harris, a college friend of Erica s, was found murdered a year ago in a park in New Brighton, a town just outside the Twin Cities. With no real clues and all the obvious suspects with concrete alibis, the case has long since gone cold. As McKenzie begins poking around, he soon discovers another unsolved murder that s tangentially related to this one. And all connections seem to lead back to a group of friends the victim was close with. But all McKenzie has is a series of odd, even suspicious, coincidences until someone decides to make it all that more serious and personal.



Title : What the Dead Leave Behind (Mac McKenzie, #14)
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ISBN : 1250094518
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 320 pages


Reviews


LJ rated it ★★★★☆

June 08, 2017

First Sentence: The way he paced recklessly in front of me, bouncing off the furniture, tripping on the throw rug/ the way he looked at me with unblinking eyes—I decided the kid was messed up. Former police detective, now unlicensed investigator, Rushmore McKenzie is asked for a special favour; fi...


Darlene rated it ★★★★★

August 13, 2017

Another winner by David Housewright. I love sense of humor he puts into his character, McKenzie, and the inner voice is a great addition to his character. Another excellent Minnesota author.


Beachreader rated it ★★★★☆

August 03, 2017

Housewright's latest addition to the Rushmore McKenzie series is a complexly plotted, satisfying mystery. Each book in the series exhibits McKenzie's debates with his Inner voice and his dry sense of humor, though the latter is less evident in this one. Early in the book McKenzie tells someone th...


Roger rated it ★★★☆☆

June 12, 2017

Minnesota is currently fertile ground for mystery authors, especially those veteran writers who produce series that are consistently excellent. David Housewright is one of these authors. His Rushmore McKenzie series is now 14 books long, and yet his lead character still intrigues. McKenzie is an...


Geoffrey rated it ★★★★☆

June 09, 2017

Very well done. Dialogue is natural, easy, and fun. Characters are generally quick-witted and likable. Plot is fun, and did not expect the outcome. A quick, fun read. I'll definitely pick up more by Housewright. But... needed one more pass by an editor. Some internal descriptions are mutually inc...


viemag rated it ★★★★★

July 20, 2017

Another great installment the Mac McKenzie series by David Housewright. In this episode MacKenzie is asked by his girlfriend, Nina's daughter to helper friend discover who killed his father. At first MacKenzie says no but because he likes a puzzle he begins to investigate and the more he looks th...


Susan rated it ★★★☆☆

June 28, 2017

Cop turned millionaire McKenzie can't say no to his stepdaughter, so when she brings home a friend whose father was murdered, he agrees to see why the police investigation has stalled. Easy--no evidence, but McKenzie is led to the company where the dead man had been HR director, and whose preside...


Barbara rated it ★★☆☆☆

June 23, 2017

It was barely a two star. The authors depiction of women is despicable, I can't believe his portrayal in this day and age. Rape is rape, forget the job. Erica is a spoiled brat and I'm sick of hearing how beautiful Nina is, isn't there any more to her than a pretty face and an available body? I'v...


Tasha rated it ★★★★★

August 09, 2017

Mac agrees to help a friend of Erica, his girlfriend's college age daughter. This leads him into a suburban social club (Hotdish) of sports parents - one of the group was murdered years before. This leads him to investigate other deaths. I have never read a book in the series before, but was still...


Julie rated it ★★★★★

June 09, 2017

Better with Every Book This is one of those rare series that gets better with every book. Strong regional Minnesota flavor, a twisty plot that keeps the reader guessing, and well-drawn characters contribute to an excellent mystery "whodunnit".





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