Penance by David Housewright
A Holland Taylor Mystery

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A Minneapolis PI investigates the murder of the man who killed his wife

Holland Taylor is comfortable in interrogation rooms. For years the cold dark cells of the Minneapolis homicide squad were his turf, and with the help of his partner he wrung confessions out of countless killers. But that was long ago. Tonight Taylor is on the other side of the desk. Tonight he is the suspect. Taylor’s career in the department ended after his wife and daughter were killed in a drunk driving accident. The culprit, John Brown, was sentenced to a measly six years for vehicular manslaughter, and Taylor vowed bloody vengeance in front of open court. After a few months of freedom, Brown is shot dead, and Taylor, now a private investigator, is called in as the obvious suspect. He didn’t kill John Brown, but he will find out who did if—even it means tearing Minneapolis apart from the inside out.

About David Housewright

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Former newspaper reporter David Housewright left his job to pursue a full-time career in detective fiction writing. Housewright then introduced Holland Taylor, his recurrent main character in his books Penance and Practice to Deceive. He won an Edgar Award for Best First Novel and a Shamus Award for Best P. I. Novel for his writing in Penance.
Published January 10, 2012 by Road. 295 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Taylor's visit to their campaign headquarters brings little light but produces a job offer--go to one Dennis Thoreau's residence with $10,000 and bring back the pornographic film of Thoreau and Monroe that he's selling.

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