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Genres: Mystery, Thriller
Publication Year: 2017
Length: 401
ISBN: 9781521251737
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About the Book

Ready for a zany, irreverent, and sexy mystery that will have you turning pages into the wee hours? Well, here it is:SKELETON: A Bare Bones MysteryTHE PLOTA Blockbuster employee on a smoke break discovers a human skull in an overflow pond, setting off speculation that the skull may belong to a graduate student at the local college who mysteriously disappeared the year before. Inspector Jeremy Wolf, a widower, wine lover, would-be author, and long-time detective, takes on the case, assisted by Jack Mathers, a curmudgeonly medical examiner with a fondness for jelly donuts, and Kate McCormick, a beautiful rookie officer who has more than a passing interest in Wolf.The continuing investigation leads Wolf and Kate through taxidermy shops, dermisted beetle farms, tattoo parlors, and the halls of the local university. And then more women begin disappearing.Through all this, Wolf and Kate are hounded by TV reporter Paige Pataki, who hopes to displace the current top story–the strange appearance of an emu in town and the fruitless, Keystone Kops attempts to capture it–by an in-depth series on the evolving case that she hopes will finally land her an anchor job. The stories, with on-screen interviews of Wolf and Kate, do not go unnoticed by the killer, especially where Kate is concerned.THE OTHER CHARACTERS* Leaf Erickson (an amateur environmentalist, who has a habit of “casting” people on their resemblance to actors)* Jelly Jansen (line supervisor at Vibrildo Corporation, maker of fine sex toys)* Sonya Alvarez (pleasure tester at Vibrildo)* Lester “Less” Owens (the dwarf proprietor of A Fur Off Place taxidermy salon)* Pinky Brown (owner/artist at Ink-a-Dink Tattoo and Piercing)* A reward-seeking, emu-hunting cowboy and his faithful horse* A piece of DOTS candy* Bob White (a cheap white wine and close personal friend of Inspector Wolf)* Faith Pancake (college student and lover of Sophie Vestibule)* Sophie Vestibule (graduate student and lover of Faith Pancake, Jonathan Dorn, and Professor Ronald McDormand)* The Principessa (Sophie’s trusted vibrator)* Jonathan Dorn (English Major)* Ronald McDormand (English Professor)And that’s not counting a host of other memorable characters driving the action and creating good, good, good, good vibrations

About the Author
Len Boswell

Len Boswell is the author of eight books, most notably his Simon Grave Mysteries, an award-winning series featuring the comic exploits of "almost handsome" Detective Simon Grave and his "nearly invisible" partner, Sergeant Barry Blunt. His writing has been compared to the writings of Janet Evanovich, Rich Leder, Terry Pratchett, Douglas Adams, and Kurt Vonnegut, but he'd like to think his cozy comedic mysteries are something new, blending mystery, humor, and satire in the mythical seaside town of Crab Cove in the not-too-distant 2050s. Yes, there are robots, and fun!

WINNER: 2018 PenCraft Award for Literary Excellence (A Grave Misunderstanding)
WINNER: 2019 PenCraft Award for Literary Excellence (Simon Grave and the Curious Incident of the Cat in the Daytime)
FINALIST: 2018 American Fiction Awards (A Grave Misunderstanding)
FINALIST: 2019 American Fiction Awards (Simon Grave and the Curious Incident of the Cat in the Daytime
FINALIST: 2020 American Fiction Awards (Simon Grave and the Drone of the Basque Orvilles)

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