Highway 61

A McKenzie Novel

Twin Cities P.I. Mac McKenzie Novels (Volume 8 of 13)

David Housewright

Minotaur Books

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Mac McKenzie returns with a too-personal case that leads him up the legendary Highway 61 in the latest in David Housewright's awardwinning series
 
Rushmore McKenzie is a former cop, current millionaire, and an occasional unlicensed P.I. who does favors for friends. Yet he has reservations when his girlfriend’s daughter asks him to help her father Jason Truhler, the ex-husband of McKenzie’s girlfriend, and a man in serious trouble. En route from St. Paul to a Canadian blues festival on Highway 61, he met a girl, blacked out, and awoke hours later in a strange motel, with the girl’s murdered body on the floor. Slipping away unnoticed and heading home, he thought he’d got away—until he started getting texts with photos of the body and demands for blackmail payments he couldn’t pay.

McKenzie soon finds that Truhler was set up in a modified honey trap, designed to blackmail him. But Truhler’s version wasn’t exactly the truth either. And McKenzie now finds himself trapped in the middle of a very dangerous game with some of the most powerful men in the state on one side and some of the deadliest on the other.

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I watched Erica through my kitchen window while she tossed bread crumbs to the ducks that lived beside the pond in my backyard, and I wondered—when did she become so damn pretty? She was cute when I first met her, but that was when she was nearly fifteen. Now she was twelve days past her eighteenth birthday and nearly as beautiful as her mother. Certainly she was taller—by at least two inches. Erica confided to me once that when she was sure her mother was going to scold her over some offense, she would put on high heels so she would tower over her.

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"Solid ... The tenacious McKenzie bounces between cops, bad guys, and movers and shakers with a tenuous hold on legalities but a good grasp on ethics."
--Publishers Weekly
 

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Fiction Review: Highway 61: A McKenzie Novel by David Housewright. Minotaur, $25.99 (320p) ISBN 978-0-312-64230-3
Rushmore McKenzie agrees to help Jason Truhler, the ex-husband of his lover, Nina Truhler, in Housewright's solid eighth novel featuring the Twin Cities ex-cop who occasionally does favors for frien
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David Housewright

DAVID HOUSEWRIGHT has won the Edgar® Award once and the Minnesota Book Award twice for his crime fiction. He lives in St. Paul, Minnesota.

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Highway 61
A McKenzie Novel
David Housewright

Hardcover

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St. Martin's Press
Minotaur Books
June 2011
Hardcover
ISBN: 9780312642303
ISBN10: 031264230X
5 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches, 336 pages
$25.99

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Minotaur Books
June 2011
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ISBN: 9781429969932
ISBN10: 1429969938
336 pages
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