Bermuda Grass (Alan Saxon Mysteries (Paperback))

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Praise for Bermuda Grass... "Miles has something for everybody in this delicious entertainment: a surprise villain, violent fisticuffs, an excellent golf game, lovely women, some sex, fine detective work and a stunning climax." -Publishers Weekly Helping to design a golf course in Bermuda, Alan Saxon takes his daughter, Lynette, there for a holiday. Saxon is alarmed to meet Lynette's friend and fellow student, Jessica Hadlow, who is joining them. Arrogant, outspoken and brimming with sexuality, Jessica is the daughter of a millionaire business tycoon. Saxon then learns that someone is trying to sabotage the new golf course, and he stumbles on a murder victim who has been hanged from one of the trees. A romance with an American woman staying at the hotel provides a welcome distraction from these misfortunes until Lynette and Jessica are both abducted. The event not only brings Jessica's obnoxious father storming to the island, it also prompts Saxon's ex-wife to come as well. Will Saxon solve the case? The prolific Edward Marston, who writes the Alan Saxon Golf Mysteries as Keith Miles, has written more than 40 mysteries and original plays for radio, TV, and the theater; worked as a story editor for a movie company; and run his own professional theater group. He is a former Chair of the Crime Writers Association in the U.K. www.edwardmarston.com

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In this absorbing, accessible mystery from the prolific Miles, golf pro and former British Open-winner Alan Saxon (last seen in 1991's Flagstick) agrees to help design a new golf course for a Bermuda hotel, using a new hybrid grass strain (Cynadon dactylon), but his troubles begin even before he steps off the plane from England. A divorced dad, Alan has brought along his college-age daughter, Lynette, and at her insistence, an Oxford friend of hers, Jessica Hadlow. A dominating, spoiled and outspoken sexpot, Jessica quickly derails Alan's plan to enjoy a little holiday time with his daughter. Alan's architect partner, Peter Fullard, says things aren't going well with the golf course's construction, and they're made much worse when Alan discovers the body of a murdered man in the middle of the course. Then Lynette and Jessica get abducted. Alan struggles with Jessica's father, a wealthy businessman, from whom Jessica clearly derives her rude and arrogant manner, as well as with the police, the hotel management, Lynette's mother and his own guilt for not monitoring the two young women more closely. A seductive, long-legged golf enthusiast and Peter's threat to quit the project enormously complicate the picture. Miles has something for everybody in this delicious entertainment: a surprise villain, violent fisticuffs, an excellent golf game, lovely women, some sex, fine detective work and a stunning climax. --Publishers Weekly

"Although Miles has written many historical mysteries set in varying centuries (under the pen names Edward Marston and Conrad Allen), Bermuda Grass proves that he is as at home in the modern day as in previous eras. He weaves the game of golf into the plot seamlessly, making it a fascinating subject even if, like this reviewer, you're a confirmed couch potato. He tosses several balls (metaphoric, not golf) into the air and keeps them going with rapid-fire pace. Much of this rapid fire comes from the varied personalities of the different characters and how they interact. Much of the tension in this fast-paced page-turner occurs because the person whom Alan least wants to see, his ex-wife, turns out to be his staunchest ally."--"Drood Review"

"Miles has something for everybody in this delicious entertainment: a surprise villain, violent fisticuffs, an excellent golf game, lovely women, some sex, fine detective work and a stunning climax."    -- "Pub

"Although Miles has written many historical mysteries set in varying centuries (under the pen names Edward Marston and Conrad Allen), Bermuda Grass proves that he is as at home in the modern day as in previous eras. He weaves the game of golf into the plot seamlessly, making it a fascinating subject even if, like this reviewer, you're a confirmed couch potato. He tosses several balls (metaphoric, not golf) into the air and keeps them going with rapid-fire pace. Much of this rapid fire comes from the varied personalities of the different characters and how they interact. Much of the tension in this fast-paced page-turner occurs because the person whom Alan least wants to see, his ex-wife, turns out to be his staunchest ally."--"Drood Review"

"Miles has something for everybody in this delicious entertainment: a surprise villain, violent fisticuffs, an excellent golf game, lovely women, some sex, fine detective work and a stunning climax." -- "Publisher's Weekly"
"Mystery-reading golfers will be pleased to see Saxton back in action." --Bill Ott for "Booklist""

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Keith Miles has written four golf mysteries, and two architectural mysteries, set in America during the Depression and featuring Frank Lloyd Wright. As Edward Marston, Keith Miles has written over thirty mysteries, the majority of which have an historical setting. As Marston, he has also written forty original plays for radio, television and the theater; worked as an actor and a theater director; and been Chairman of the Crime Writers Association in the U.K. A frequent visitor to the States, he is an accomplished lecturer, raconteur and after-dinner speaker. "

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