Everyone loves Skylar Whitfield, Greendown County's biggest charmer. When it looks as though Skylar is the only one who could have killed Mary Lou Simes, the county beauty queen and his longtime sweetheart, Skylar's popularity is put to the test.
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From the author who created Fletch comes a new character, filled with artful guile and Southern charm…
Everyone loves Skylar Whitfield, the biggest charmer in Greendowns County, Tennessee – everyone, that is, except his Yankee cousin Jonathan. A Harvard preppy visiting the South for the first time, 'Jon Than' doesn't approve of Skylar's penchant for hot summer nights and long-legged women.
But even Skylar gets serious when May Lou Simes, the local beauty queen, is found bludgeoned to death and he winds up in jail, the prime suspect. Sheriff Pepp has his hands full being married to the meanest woman in town, so it's down to Skylar and the reluctant Jon Than to catch the real murderer.
Skylar is fresh, quirky and so delicately crafted that it is at once uproariously funny and painfully suspenseful.
Praise for son of Fletch.
"Mcdonald mixes humour, rage and suspense, in a memorable demented piece of macabre, with farcical finesse"
"It must be the wittiest, twistiest story I've read this year, and consequently very addictive"
Gregory McDonald spent seven years as a writer and editor for the ‘Boston Globe’. He is the author of twenty-four books, including nine ‘Fletch’ novels. He has twice won the Mystery Writers of America’s prestigious Edgar Award for Best Mystery. He was born in New England, attended Harvard, and now lives on a antebellum cattle farm in Giles County, Tennessee.
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Book Description Avon Books, 1997. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0006498795