Mather by Joseph Monninger
A Novel

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Mather Edson--amateur wrestler turned private eye--leaves his New Hampshire cabin and beloved dog, Nancy, to take the case of socialite and former close friend Peggy Ramsey whose daughter has been kidnapped and is being held for ransom.

About Joseph Monninger

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JOSEPH MONNINGER is the author of Eternal on the Water and The End of the World as We Know It, as well as several award-winning young adult novels. A professor of English literature, he lives in Warren, New Hampshire.
Published June 1, 1995 by Dutton Adult. 224 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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To give you a quick idea of what Monninger's new hero, Mather Edson, is like: When he ventures forth from the Plaza, where he's staying with Nancy, his Airedale, he's not above keeping her on a harness and posing as a blind man.

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In prose more poached than hard-boiled, Monninger gives Peggy ``the look you sometimes see on women in laundromats.'' Motivations are widely scattered, e.g., the missing husband is either a moral crusader, a failed jock or a sadistic leech;

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