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Beach Strip
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Beach Strip
I'd rather laugh in bad taste than cry in good taste." That's how Josie Marshall deals with the death of her detective husband, Gabe, found naked outside their home on the beach with a bullet in his...
I'd rather laugh in bad taste than cry in good taste." That's how Josie Marshall deals with the death of her detective husband, Gabe, found naked outside their home on the beach with a bullet in his...
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  • I'd rather laugh in bad taste than cry in good taste."

    That's how Josie Marshall deals with the death of her detective husband, Gabe, found naked outside their home on the beach with a bullet in his brain. Everyone calls it suicide. Josie knows it isn't . . . but fears it could be. After all, she had provided Gabe with a motive. The clues are so strong that even Josie begins to believe Gabe shot himself. But when a horrific slaying occurs literally at her feet, she knows Gabe was murdered, and her determination to prove it carries her toward dark corners of the beach strip and exposes the darker sides of its residents. Fending off her fears with humour and outrage, she encounters a drug-crazed drifter, an organized-crime boss with romance on his mind, a woman with a murderous past and a pervert who's been frequenting her garden shed. When a chance remark leads Josie to the astonishing truth of Gabe's death, her story takes a shocking turn that no one could have seen coming.

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  • John Lawrence Reynolds is the author of more than two dozen works of fiction and non-fiction. He has previously written six mystery novels—most recently, Beach Strip—and is a two-time winner of the Arthur Ellis Award (for The Man Who Murdered God and Gypsy Sins). His many non-fiction books include Leaving Home, Free Rider (winner of the National Business Book Award), The Naked Investor and Bubbles, Bankers & Bailouts. Shadow People, his bestselling book on secret societies, has been published in sixteen countries. A former president of the Crime Writers of Canada, he lives in Burlington, Ontario. Visit him online at johnlawrencereynolds.com.

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