Encore to Murder by Bill Stackhouse
An Ed McAvoy Mystery

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Even with a left leg shattered by a drug dealer's bullet and a medical retirement from the Detroit Police Force, former homicide captain Ed McAvoy feels he's too young to be put out to pasture.

With the slower pace in the Catskills, being Chief of Police in Peekamoose Heights will be sort of like running a country club, or so he thinks. After all, how much crime can there be?

McAvoy soon discovers that his skills as a homicide detective will not atrophy from lack of use in Peekamoose Heights. Murder, as it turns out, is an equal-opportunity crime that not only resides in large bustling cities like Detroit, but in sleepy little Catskill villages like Peekamoose Heights as well.
 
In Encore to Murder, the suspenseful prequel to Stream of Death, a former fashion model runs her car off a cliff at the Ashokan Pass on the outskirts of Peekamoose Heights in New York's Catskills--or has it been made to look that way? What McAvoy suspects and what he can prove are two different things. But the retired big-city homicide detective, and now newly-hired village Chief of Police, has a few tricks up his sleeve that may lead him to that proof.
 

About Bill Stackhouse

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Stackhouse is a mystery writer, playwright, and part-time actor. He works as a scriptwriter for a multimedia production firm.
 
Published November 10, 2002 by iUniverse. 270 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Action & Adventure, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Due to a shattered leg from a drug dealer's bullet, homicide detective Ed McAvoy has retired from the Detroit Police Force and become the police chief of Peekamoose Heights, N.Y., a quaint Catskills resort town, in this genial if overly contrived prequel to Stackhouse's first novel, Stream of Dea...

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