To the outside observer, Salt Lake City might seem to be the squeaky-clean “City of Saints”—its nickname since Mormon pioneers first arrived. Its wide roads, huge Mormon temple topped by a horn-blowing angel, and orderly neighborhoods give it the appearance of the ideal American city, but looks can be deceiving.
When a beautiful socialite turns up dead, Art Oveson, a twenty-something husband, father, and devout Mormon just getting his start as a sheriff’s deputy, finds himself thrust into the role of detective. With his partner, a foul-mouthed former strikebreaker, he begins to pursue the murderer—or murderers. His search takes him into the underbelly of Salt Lake City, a place rife with blackmail, corruption, and death.
Based on a true yet largely forgotten murder that once captivated the nation but still remains unsolved eighty years later, City of Saints reveals a darker picture of the Mormon capital than you ever expected.
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He wonders how Helen’s murder might be linked to the hit-and-run accident that killed Dr. Pfalzgraf’s first wife or the death two years earlier of Dr. Everett Alvin Wooley, an abortionist Dr. Pfalzgraf had campaigned against.Oct 01 2012 | Read Full Review of City of Saints: A Mystery
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A professor of history who grew up in Salt Lake City, he is well-credentialed to spin the socialite's untimely end into an entertaining yarn, a sketch of depression area Mormon city life, and a meditation on the idea of what decency might mean, then and now.| Read Full Review of City of Saints: A Mystery
"City of Saints," a new mystery novel by Andrew Hunt, takes place in 1930 Salt Lake City and is loosely based on true events.Nov 24 2012 | Read Full Review of City of Saints: A Mystery
Hunt further deepens Art’s story with a large family of competitive brothers and swarms of kids, including Art’s own two.Nov 10 2012 | Read Full Review of City of Saints: A Mystery
Review: Set in Salt Lake City in the 1930s, Art Oveson is a young county sheriff's deputy who, when face with a gruesome murder, must assume the responsibilities of a homicide detective in City of Saints by Andrew Hunt, the winner of the 2011 Tony Hillerman Prize for best debut mystery set in the...| Read Full Review of City of Saints: A Mystery
What a long strange trip City of Saints and Madmen is!Feb 08 2012 | Read Full Review of City of Saints: A Mystery
Salt Lake City in 1930 was a fast-growing town with big-city concerns, dominated by the large, striking divisions between the wealthy and the middle class, and between those who follow the teachings of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and those who are not Mormons.Dec 02 2012 | Read Full Review of City of Saints: A Mystery
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