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Author Copenhaver, John, author.

Title Dodging and burning : a mystery / John Copenhaver.

Publication Info. New York, N.Y. : Pegasus Crime, 2018.


Location Call No. Status
 Avon Free Public Library - Adult Department  M COPENHAVER, J.    Check Shelf
 Berlin-Peck Memorial Library - Adult Fiction  FICTION COPENHAVER    Check Shelf
 Bloomfield, Prosser Library - Adult Department  MY COPENHAVER, J.    Storage
 Colchester, Cragin Memorial Library - Adult Department  MYSTERY COP    Check Shelf
 Middletown, Russell Library - Adult Mystery  MYS-COP    Check Shelf
 New Britain, Main Library - Adult Fiction  FIC COPENHAVER, J    Check Shelf
 Newington, Lucy Robbins Welles Library - Adult Department  M COPENHAVER, J.    Check Shelf
 Simsbury Public Library - Adult Fiction  F COPENHAVER, JOHN    Check Shelf
 Windsor, Main Library - Adult Department  M-COPENHAVER    Check Shelf
Edition First Pegasus Books hardcover edition.
Description 374 pages : illustration ; 24 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 373-374).
Summary In the summer of 1945, Ceola Bliss is a lonely twelve-year-old tomboy, mourning the loss of her brother, Robbie, who was declared missing in the Pacific. She tries to piece together his life by rereading his favorite pulp detective story "A Date with Death" and spending time with his best friend, Jay Greenwood, in Royal Oak, VA. One unforgettable August day, Jay leads Ceola and Bunny to a stretch of woods where he found a dead woman, but when they arrive, the body is gone. They soon discover a local woman named Lily Vellum is missing and begin to piece together the threads of her murder, starting with the photograph Jay took of her abandoned body As Ceola gets swept up playing girl detective, Bunny becomes increasingly skeptical of Jay, and begins her own investigation into the connection between Jay and Lily. She discovers a series of clues that place doubt on Jay's story about the photograph. She journeys to Washington, D.C., where she is forced to confront the brutal truth about her dear friend--a discovery that triggers a series of events that will bring tragedy to Jay and decades of estrangement between her and Ceola.
Subject World War, 1939-1945 -- Pacific Area -- Fiction.
Murder -- Fiction.
Homosexuality -- Fiction.
Gay military personnel -- Fiction.
Virginia -- Fiction.
Genre/Form Historical fiction.
Mystery fiction.
Detective and mystery fiction.
Historical fiction.
Mystery fiction.
ISBN 9781681776590 (hardcover)
1681776596 (hardcover)
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