McMansionBook - 2007
Scott's satisfying fourth installment of his Ben Abbott series hinges on the murder of Billy Tiller, a greedy developer determined to ruin the small town charm of Newbury, Conn., with a string of tacky starter palaces. When he's found dead the police arrest a young environmental activist, Jeff Kimball. Ira Levy, Kimball's lawyer, asks Abbott, realtor-cum-PI, to dig around. Abbott doesn't want to take the case he despised everything Tiller stood for and worries that his loathing might hamper his investigation, but Levy twists his arm. Abbott determines pretty quickly that Kimball could not have committed the crime, but figuring out who did is a tad trickier.
Publisher: Scottsdale, AZ : Poisoned Pen Press, 2007, c2006
Edition: 1st U.S. trade pbk. ed
Characteristics: 254 p. ; 22 cm