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By Ross Thomas

A long-distance name from a Texas urban on his birthday supplies Benjamin Dill the scoop that his sister--it's her birthday, too, they have been born precisely ten years apart--has died in a vehicle bomb explosion. It's the manager of police calling--Felicity Dill labored for him; she used to be a murder detective. Dill is there that evening, the start of his dogged look for her killer. What he reveals is not surprising to him, simply because Benjamin Dill is rarely shocked at what lousy issues humans will do--but it's a true shock to the reader. As Newsday stated whilst the unconventional used to be first released, "One yes factor approximately Ross Thomas's novels: A reader won't become bored looking ahead to the motion to start."
Ross Thomas is ranked as one of many very most sensible mystery writers via his fellow authors, and his readers loudly agree. Edgar Awards, and different prizes, purely supplement the considerable compliment that Thomas has received.

Thomas died in 1995, and because then all yet one in all his twenty-five novels have long gone out of print. this could by no means have occurred to the guy of whom the recent Yorker has acknowledged, "Very few...are as regularly entertaining...even fewer can fit him for type and power." St. Martin's Minotaur is proud to therapy this case by way of reissuing Thomas's novels. So begin analyzing, and get ready to hitch Ross Thomas's legions of admiring lovers.

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So waren ihre Gespräche immer, dachte Ratamo, über ernste Dinge wurde nie geredet. Im Laufe der letzten Jahre war Väisäläs Mutter an Alzheimer erkrankt, Himoaalto, der gerne und viel trank, hätte fast seine Familie kaputt gemacht, und er selbst hatte erfahren, dass der vor zwei Jahren gestorbene Tapani Ratamo gar nicht sein biologischer Vater war. Von anderen Widrigkeiten ganz zu schweigen. Vielleicht genügte es, dass sie alle drei über die Angelegenheiten der beiden anderen und auch ihre Probleme Bescheid wussten.

Vielleicht war auch das wieder nur ein Versuch, der ihn dazu bringen sollte, etwas zu tun, was sein Vater wollte. Sutela las den Brief ein zweites Mal, dann ein drittes und auch noch ein viertes Mal und schaffte es, sich so zu ärgern, dass er in Wut geriet. »Wenn Du imstande bist, meinen Anweisungen zu folgen, und nicht zurückweichst, sobald Schwierigkeiten auftauchen … Wenn Du Dich dazu entschließen kannst, nach Lappland zu reisen …« Wieder einmal behandelte der Alte ihn geringschätzig und versuchte ihn zu manipulieren.

Für einen alleinerziehenden Vater war es eine seltene Freude, einmal eine ganze Woche nur für sich zu haben. Und er musste nicht einmal Gewissensbisse haben, weil Nelli selbst vorgeschlagen hatte, nach Pusula in Markettas Ferienhaus zu fahren. Und obendrein war er auch noch Strohwitwer. Ilona hatte im Winter ein größeres Stipendium erhalten und damit für den Sommer ein Atelier im Haus des Finnischen Künstlerverbandes in der Nähe von Florenz gemietet. Ratamo wurmte es allerdings, dass Ilona die ganze Zeit, in der er Urlaub hatte, im Stiefelland mit ihrer Kunst verbringen wollte.

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