The Dog Hermit by David Stout

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When the newspaper reporter who was supposed to cover a recent kidnapping is killed, editor Will Schafer is called in to take over the story, and he uncovers details about the abduction and the reporter's "accidental" death. 10,000 first printing.

About David Stout

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David Stout, a veteran journalist with the "New York Times," is currently a reporter for the paper's Washington, DC, bureau. He is the author of three novels, including the Edgar Award-winning mystery "Carolina Skeletons," He is also the author of "Night of the Devil," about the slaying of two policemen in Lodi, New Jersey.
Published June 1, 1993 by Mysterious Pr. 311 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Will helps the FBI agent interpret various ransom notes, but when Fran dies in the hospital, the newspaperman turns to a friendly nurse (for whom he falls hard, despite his wedding band) to help him sort out his growing suspicions (based on well-seeded clues) that Fran was murdered: Is it possibl...

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The entranced reader watches as Will, intent on vindicating Fran, finds new purpose as a newspaper man and falls for a local woman, all the while remaining isolated, an alien in an unfriendly town.

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