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Death at Gills Rock : A Dave Cubiak Door County Mystery
by Patricia Skalka


Overview - After tracking a clever killer in "Death Stalks Door County," park ranger and former Chicago homicide detective Dave Cubiak is elected Door County sheriff. His newest challenge arrives as spring brings not new life but tragic death to the isolated fishing village of Gills Rock.  Read more...

 
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Overview
After tracking a clever killer in "Death Stalks Door County," park ranger and former Chicago homicide detective Dave Cubiak is elected Door County sheriff. His newest challenge arrives as spring brings not new life but tragic death to the isolated fishing village of Gills Rock. Three prominent World War II veterans who are about to be honored for their military heroics die from carbon monoxide poisoning during a weekly card game. Blame falls to a faulty heater but Cubiak puzzles over details. When one of the widows receives a message claiming the men got what they deserved, he realizes that there may be more to the deaths than a simple accident.
Investigating, Cubiak discovers that the men s veneer of success and respectability hides a trail of lies and betrayal that stems from a single, desperate act of treachery and eventually spreads a web of deceit across the peninsula. In a dark, moody tale that spans more than half a century, Cubiak encounters a host of suspects with motives for murder. Amid broken dreams, corruption, and loss, he sorts out the truth." Death at Gills Rock "is the second book in Patricia Skalka s Dave Cubiak Door County Mystery series.
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  • ISBN-13: 9780299304508
  • ISBN-10: 0299304507
  • Publisher: University of Wisconsin Press
  • Publish Date: June 2015
  • Page Count: 248
  • Dimensions: 8.3 x 5.6 x 0.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.85 pounds

Series: Dave Cubiak Door County Mystery

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Publishers Weekly Reviews

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  • Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
  • Review Date: 2015-04-27
  • Reviewer: Staff

Angst-laden former Chicago homicide detective Dave Cubiak uncovers long-buried secrets in this quietly memorable regional police procedural, the sequel to 2014’s Death Stalks Door County. Now the sheriff of Door County, which occupies the peninsula between Green Bay and Lake Michigan, Cubiak is bothered by inconsistent details at the scene where three prominent locals, heroes from WWII, have died in an apparent accident in isolated Gills Rock, “a blip of a town at the tip of the peninsula.” Cubiak studies the people involved more than the physical evidence, peeling back decades of deception by the dead men; their “heroism” may have hidden a wartime murder, and they have injured many people since then. He eventually arrives at a solution that may not be legally proper but serves justice. Skalka write with unusually rich detail about her story’s setting and with unflinching empathy for her characters. (June)

 
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