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Like to Die

Like to Die

A McKenzie Novel

Twin Cities P.I. Mac McKenzie Novels (Volume 15)

David Housewright

Minotaur Books

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A seemingly simple investigation, done as a favor for a friend, takes McKenzie down a dark and twisted path in Like to Die, the next mystery in David Housewright’s award-winning series.

Once a police detective in St. Paul, Minnesota, Rushmore McKenzie has become an unlikely millionaire and an occasional unlicensed private investigator, doing favors for friends. The favor, this time, is for a friend of a friend—Erin Peterson, a local business person and owner of a growing food company called Salsa Girl. Someone seems to have a beef with her: the outside locks on her factory having been systematically filled with superglue. But for some reason, Erin doesn’t want to report this harassment to the police. As a favor to his poker buddy and hockey teammate Ian, McKenzie agrees to stop by and chat with Erin.

At first Erin denies there's anything going on and then, when the harassment escalates and threatens her business, she also asks for McKenzie's help. The further McKenzie digs into the situation, the more complicated—and deadly—it becomes. And somewhere, in the middle of it all, is Erin, playing all sides against the middle, leading McKenzie to wonder if you ever really know who your friends are.

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My inner voice screamed at me. Don’t do it. Do. Not. Do It.

I studied the face across the table from me; the smirk. How I wanted to wipe that smirk off that face.

It’s a trap. You know that, right?

No,...

Praise for Like to Die

"A pleasure to read." —Minneapolis Star-Tribune

"A fast-moving, dialogue-driven tale so effortlessly and irresistibly spun." —Kirkus Reviews

"Sure to please old and new fans alike." —Publishers Weekly

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David Housewright

DAVID HOUSEWRIGHT has won the Edgar Award and is the three-time winner of the Minnesota Book Award for his crime fiction, including his Twin Cities P.I. Mac McKenzie Novels (What the Dead Leave Behind, Stealing the Countess). He is a past president of the Private Eye Writers of America (PWA). He lives in St. Paul, Minnesota.

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