Riverwatcher : A Fly-Fishing Mystery
Overview - Lottery winner and ex-journalist Donal Fitzgerald joins forces with his girlfriend, DNR conservation officer Mercy Virdon, to solve the mysterious death of a beloved angler, Charlie, who was murdered in his tent in a state campground and who was known by all and who may have known too much. Read more...
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Lottery winner and ex-journalist Donal Fitzgerald joins forces with his girlfriend, DNR conservation officer Mercy Virdon, to solve the mysterious death of a beloved angler, Charlie, who was murdered in his tent in a state campground and who was known by all and who may have known too much. Set in the engaging small town of Ossning on the Borchard River in Michigan s Upper Peninsula an angler s dream, filled with eccentric, believable, sympathetic, and unforgettable characters "Riverwatcher" is a classic whodunit. Fitzgerald and Mercy s investigation to discover the deadly secret among the locals leads to dead ends until a surprisingly bookish theory surfaces. Weber expertly weaves this character-driven novel with a strong sense of place, creating a great yarn for anglers and mystery lovers and, as it turns out, a literally literary mystery. "
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The shotgun slaying of Charlie Orr, whose body is found in a campsite tent near the river where he loved to fish, propels Weber’s effortlessly charming third mystery set on Michigan’s Upper Peninsula (after Catch and Keep). Mercy Virdon, a supervisor in Michigan’s Department of Natural Resources, investigates, aided by her journalist lover, Donal Fitzgerald, supposedly on leave from the Detroit Free Press to write a novel, but actually addicted to fly-fishing himself. Several sharply drawn local characters try to figure out not so much who the murderer is but why anyone would harm an inoffensive old guy like Charlie. Intelligent detective work and quiet humor more than make up for the somewhat contrived solution. Readers with some fly-fishing background will get more out of the book, but even those who can’t tell a Royal Coachman from a Wooly Bugger will have fun. (June)