WEASEL HUNT by James K. MacDougall


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The weasel is rich-haughty Mrs. Larch's second husband, who vanished years ago with somebody else's wife. The hunter is David Stuart, a private dick with law degree and a New Yorker subscription, who's hired by one of the bickering Larch boys to track down the missing Daddy and to explain the skeleton that the cops just dug up on the Larch's Cleveland estate. Imitation Ross Macdonald--from the oedipal family tensions to the sudden spurts of violence--but a far neater, tighter imitation than most, marred only by hero Stuart's self-righteousness (his shunning of the law for the ""moral certainty"" of private eyeship) and by the blatant predictability of the who and the why.

Pub Date: Oct. 12th, 1977
Publisher: Bobbs-Merrill