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Dead Man Running

Dead Man Running

Torie O'Shea Mysteries (Volume 9)

Rett MacPherson

Minotaur Books

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"Indefatigable Torie may irk her men, but her exploits do keep you amused." - Kirkus Reviews

Torie O'Shea has her hands full. Aside from her new duties as president of the Historical Society in New Kassel, Missouri, and her interest in genealogy, she's having a new house built, coordinating the town's Oktoberfest, and coping with her teenage daughter, who's beginning to date. Then at the request of a local journalist, Torie takes on an assignment to research the families of her hometown's two mayoral candidates: incumbent Bill Castlereagh and his challenger, Sheriff Colin Brooke, who happens to be Torie's step-father.


Before she can get anywhere on the politicians' genealogies, though, a body turns up and spoils the Oktoberfest parade. Sheriff Brooke discovers some disturbing information about the dead man. Meanwhile, Torie's research into Castlereagh's genealogy is turning up more questions than answers. As the case unravels, the mayor flees town and Torie is left with a shocking discovery that might lead to her own demise.


Once again, Rett MacPherson's charming characters and twisting plot keep the town of New Kassel—and the reader—on edge, making Dead Man Running a delightful addition to the Torie O'Shea series.

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Chapter One

I have come to the conclusion that boys are different from girls.

Case in point: My son never stops moving. He's almost three, and I don't think he's stopped moving since last March, not even in his sleep. He has...

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Rett MacPherson

Rett MacPherson is the author of eight previous Torie O'Shea novels. She lives with her husband and three children in a suburb of St. Louis, Missouri.

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