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O'Nelligan and the Perfect Game

O'Nelligan and the Perfect Game

O'Nelligan and Plunkett

Michael Nethercott

Minotaur Books

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Meet Lee Plunkett and Mr. O'Nelligan, the unforgettable duo featured in Michael Nethercott's The Séance Society, in this excellent short story set in the fall of 1956. When young private eye Lee Plunkett is hired by a lovely Italian immigrant to investigate the death of her father, he quickly realizes he's in over his head. Luckily, Lee is more than ably assisted by the charming Mr. O'Nelligan, a scholarly, quick-witted Irishman with a knack for quoting Celtic bards, and, more importantly, solving crimes. In the course of their investigation--which involves prophetic dreams, stolen art, and the World Series--Plunkett and O'Nelligan must face off with a wealthy, debonair scoundrel who considers himself "the perfect man." Charming, unique, and wholly entertaining, "O'Nelligan and the Perfect Game" introduces readers to the unlikely pair of Plunkett and O'Nelligan, whose adventures continue in The Séance Society, coming soon from Minotaur/Thomas Dunne Books.

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Praise for O'Nelligan and the Perfect Game

“A unique ‘Watson' and a nicely captured 1950s atmosphere. It will be enjoyed by lovers of the well-plotted and well-written mystery.” —John Curran, Agatha Award-winning author of Agatha Christie's Secret Notebook, on The Seance Society

“A detective duo delightfully reminiscent of Rex Stout's Nero Wolfe and Archie Goodwin. Beautifully written. A winner!” —Jane Cleland, award-winning author of All Dolled Up for Murder, on The Seance Society

“A charming debut novel. Nethercott is a talented writer who, in Lee Plunkett and Mr. O'Nelligan, has confected a likeable and entertaining detective duo for whom, we hope, many more mysteries await.” —Chuck Greaves, author of Hush Money, on The Seance Society

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About the author

Michael Nethercott

MICHAEL NETHERCOTT's work has appeared in numerous magazines and anthologies including Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine, Best Crime and Mystery Stories of the Year, Gods and Monsters, and Crimestalkers Casebook. He is a past winner of The Black Orchid Novella Award, The Vermont Playwrights Award, and The Nor'easter Play Writing Contest. He is the author of The Séance Society (Minotaur/Thomas Dunne Books). Nethercott lives with his wife in Guilford, Vermont.

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