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Edgar Award Winner: Best First Novel (1996)
Holland Taylor, the likeable P.I. in this new series, is a former St.
Paul, MN Homicide detective. He quit the force after his wife and
daughter were killed by a drunk driver. Now that driver is out of
The characterization of Taylor is a little uneven, as Housewright struggles with balancing hard-boiled conventions with totally unnecessary 90's political correctness, but I enjoyed the book, especially the unusual Twin Cities setting and I look forward to more from Mr. Housewright.
-Mystery Net Awards Page
-Edgar Award: Best First Novel