Skylar in Yankeeland

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‘Filled with zest and charm … A wickedly humorous whodunnit with a style all McDonald’s own’ Booklist ‘Sklyar Whitfield, a country boy folk hero who mixes Robin Hood’s populism with randy sexuality and backwoods smarts’ Publisher’s Weekly

Skylar Whitfield, a twenty-year-old hunk of Southern manhood, can’t help it if he oozes charm and testosterone. After all, he’s been doing it all his life back home in Greendown County. But his arrival in Boston looks set to liven up Labor Day weekend ust a little too much for his rich Yankee relations’ taste.

In fact, what with rape and robbery, looming bankruptcy and near-fatal car crashes, it’s almost an anticlimax when a teenage neighbour is found dead on a river bank. Can Skylar, out of his stride here in Yankeeland, act quickly enough to apprehend the killer, or will all that laid-back Southern cool be his undoing?

Skylar in Yankeeland teems with action, suspense, charm, laughs, and Southern cool in damp Yankee heat.

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Skylar Whitfield, a twenty-year-old hunk of Southern manhood, can't help it if he oozes charm and testosterone. After all, he's been doing it all his life back home in Greendown County. But his arrival in Boston looks set to liven up Labor Day weekend just a little too much for his rich Yankee relations' taste.

In fact, what with rape and robbery, looming bankruptcy and near-fatal car crashes, it's almost an anticlimax when a teenage neighbour is found dead on a river bank. Can Skylar, out of his stride here in Yankeeland, act quickly enough to apprehend the killer, or will all that laid-back Southern cool be his undoing?

'Skylar in Yankeeland' teems with action, suspense, charm, laughs, and Southern cool in damp Yankee heat.

PRAISE FOR GREGORY MACDONALD:

'Skylar'

"Filled with zest and charm…A wickedly humorous, whodunit with a style all Macdonald's own".
'Booklist'

"Skylar Whitfield, a country-boy folk hero who mixes Robin Hood's populism with randy sexuality and backwoods smarts".
'Publishers Weekly'

'Son of Fletch'

"Macdonald mixes humour, rage and suspense, in a memorably demented piece of macabre, with farcical finesse".
'Sunday Times'

"It must be the wittiest, twistiest story I've read this years, and consequently very addictive".
Peter Lovesay.

About the Author:

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.

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