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What the Dead Leave Behind (Mac McKenzie) by David Housewright
Cover Artist: Citycscape by Greg Lundgren Photography;
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Review by Joseph B. Hoyos
Minotaur Books Hardcover / eBook  ISBN/ITEM#: 9781250094513
Date: 06 June 2017 List Price $25.99 Amazon US / Amazon UK

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Erica Truhler sweet talks her mother's boyfriend, PI Rushmore Mac McKenzie, into discovering who murdered her friend Malcolm's father, Frank Harris. On December 13th, he was stabbed in the head and left for dead in the snow-covered Long Lake Regional Park in New Brighton, Minnesota. Frank died on Christmas Eve. McKenzie learns another man, Raymond Bosh, had been bludgeoned to death six years earlier at a baseball field in Veterans Park. Also, Frank was director of the Human Resources Office (HRO) at the Szereto Corporation, a cosmetics company. Its former president, Jonathan Szereto Jr., was shot to death at a red light. All three men had unsavory pasts. McKenzie suspects their murders are connected. His suspicions are confirmed when he begins receiving threatening phone calls and muscle thugs attack him.

From official release/information:

Product Description: 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.

(Source: Minotaur Books)

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