The Resource The man in the crooked hat, Harry Dolan, (large print)

The man in the crooked hat, Harry Dolan, (large print)

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The man in the crooked hat
Title
The man in the crooked hat
Statement of responsibility
Harry Dolan
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Language
eng
Summary
One cryptic clue leads a desperate man into a labyrinthine puzzle of murder in the electrifying new novel from national bestselling author Harry Dolan. There's a killer, and he wears a crooked hat. Private investigator Jack Pellum has spent two years searching for the man who he believes murdered his wife--a man he last saw wearing a peacoat and a fedora. Months of posting fliers and combing through crime records yield no leads. Then a local writer commits suicide, and he leaves a bewildering message that may be the first breadcrumb in a winding trail of unsolved murders . . . Michael Underhill is a philosophical man preoccupied by what-ifs and could-have-beens, but his life is finally coming together. He has a sweet and beautiful girlfriend, and together they're building their future home. Nothing will go wrong, not if Underhill has anything to say about it. The problem is, Underhill has a dark and secret past, and it's coming back to haunt him. These two men are inexorably drawn together in a mystery where there is far more than meets the eye, and nothing can be taken for granted
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A private eye's dogged search for his wife's killer uncovers a cascade of murder that reaches back 20 years.<br><br>In the two years since his wife, photographer Olivia Makinnen, was strangled on the shore of the Huron River, Jack Pellum has thought of nothing but the man he's convinced killed her: a man wearing a fedora whom he'd spotted in the neighborhood a few days before she died. He's left the Detroit PD to pursue the case, hung up posters with a sketch of the man, and badgered Carl Dumisani, his former partner, for leads about similar murders. Now there's a lead so promising it's eerie. Just this week, Daniel Cavanaugh, a writer who hanged himself after his own wife's death, painted a message on his wall: "<i>There's a killer, and he wears a crooked hat.</i>" Convinced beyond reason that the two men in hats are the same, Jack tears into Cavanaugh's background with the ferocity of a starving mastiff. He discovers that Cavanaugh's friend, odd-job man Paul Rook, saw the man in the hat nine years ago, two days before his mother, Bonnie Rook, was murdered, and that Cavanaugh's brother, Alex, was killed a decade before that. Unable to convince either Dumisani or Belleville Police Chief Keely Tanager that these deaths are all connected, Jack plows on and discovers still more victims. Dolan reveals in the opening chapter that the man Jack is looking for is Michael Underhill, a blandly self-excusing type whose unassuming profile makes him both easy to overlook and deeply disturbing. But although no human power can distract Jack from his mission, the impending <i>mano a mano</i> is deferred by a number of ungainly complications that make Dolan's extravagantly plotted earlier thrillers (<i>The Last Dead Girl</i>, 2014, etc.) look like models of coherence.<br><br>"You're really something," the incredulous police chief tells the hero. "You want everything tied together." Well, yes. This investigation, at once remorselessly logical and remarkably diffuse, invites readers who want the same thing to take a closer look in the mirror.(Kirkus Reviews, October 15, 2017)
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10600598
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Dolan, Harry
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3604.O424
Literary form
novels
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
Murder
Target audience
adult
Label
The man in the crooked hat, Harry Dolan, (large print)
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  • "A novel"--Cover
  • The text of this large print edition is unabridged
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
551 pages
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781432849610
Lccn
2017056300
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
The man in the crooked hat, Harry Dolan, (large print)
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • "A novel"--Cover
  • The text of this large print edition is unabridged
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
551 pages
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781432849610
Lccn
2017056300
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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