THE BEADED BANANA by Margaret Scherf


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More small-town charm and gently reported violence from a four-decade veteran. Roscoe Moss, who recently returned to his Montana hometown after years in Las Vegas, turns up dead in a trunk during renovation of the old Wooding house. Pathologist Grace Severance investigates, soon learning that Roscoe tried to warn four Montana legislators about some impending danger just before he was bumped off. Which raises lots of political-issue possibilities--like drug abuse, strip mining, and legalized gambling. Add in a movie company on location, a few town oddballs and gossips, a snippet of matchmaking for the likable youngsters on the scene--and, depending on your taste, it's a loosely knitted comforter to snuggle up with or snooze under.

Pub Date: Sept. 15th, 1978
Publisher: Doubleday