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3.58 out of 53.58 out of 53.58 out of 53.58 out of 53.58 out of 5 3.58 (12 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: David Housewright Narrator: Brian Emerson Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Holland Taylor Mysteries Release Date: May 2017 ISBN: 9781538462768
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The brash and resourceful private investigator Holland Taylor takes on an unpromising embezzlement case: an elderly woman has been cheated out of her life savings. But when Taylor tracks down the unscrupulous businessman who handled her investments, he finds that Mrs. Gustafson’s financial ruin is only one strand in a spider’s web of fraud and intrigue. Millions of dollars are at stake, as well as the reputations of the most powerful people in the Twin Cities.

With the help of his elegant attorney lady love and an eccentric computer-genius friend, Taylor starts probing under cover into Field’s activities. The game quickly becomes serious when Field is found shot to death and Taylor is suspected of the crime. As a hired killer pursues him, Taylor races to put the last pieces of the puzzle together, find the money, and catch the people who are willing to do anything to stop him.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “A colorful cast of characters.”

    Cleveland Plain Dealer

  • “Clever…believable…lively.”

    Philadelphia Inquirer 

  • “Excellent.”

    Nevada Barr

  • “Brian Emerson convincingly wends his way through the web of deceit, with Holland Taylor wisecracking and sleuthing all the way…Emerson provides the fluid narration that maintains the delicate tension of the web until all the deception comes undone.”

    AudioFile

  • “Housewright follows up his Edgar-winning debut with a greased-lightning tale of scam and counterscam that’s still bubbling merrily when the fat lady sings.”

    Kirkus Reviews

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Al Stoess | 1/12/2013

    " Another good Housewright book. Worth reading. Humorous mystery. Holland Taylor may not be as likeable character as Rushmore McKenzie but they are alike in many ways. I don't believe Housewright is writing any more in the Holland series. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Joe O'c | 7/23/2011

    " Good; Continuing character: Holland Taylor; PI makes life miserable for an investor who bilked a number of people, including a friend of his parents, until the tables get turned; roles and characters a bit confused and convoluted "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Christine | 6/6/2011

    " Schama is a master of telling historical stories. This book was hard to put down.

    See also Schama's BBC series, The Power of Art. Simply fantastic. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Edie | 5/18/2011

    " Schama has the gift of making the distant proximate, the unthinkable possible. So far I especially like the chapter on the Dutch tendency to imagine penal punishment. I am not the first to say this, but he is one of our most gifted historians. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Noel | 3/22/2011

    " Remarkable cultural history of the Golden Age of the Dutch Republic as seen through its art. A must read if you are traveling to The Netherlands or are interest in 17th century Dutch art. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lucinda | 9/4/2010

    " everything dutch, essential before you go "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Karen | 3/20/2010

    " It has been a long time since I read this, but very interesting history of Netherlandish econ. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jason | 7/17/2009

    " Read for FS 100, Freshman Seminar, in fall 1990. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Nezka | 6/10/2009

    " Had to read this in college. Thought his arguments were HOOOEY. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Aaron | 12/20/2008

    " More about 17th and 18th century Dutch consumer culture than one should need to know. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Alefiya | 12/3/2008

    " Great history of 17th century Dutch life. Very entertaining. Schama talks about the daily life of the Dutch. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Peter | 10/9/2008

    " Read this for my Modern Europe class. Book was good at some points, tends to get dry each chapter goes along. "

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About the Author
Author David Housewright

David Housewright has worked as a journalist covering both crime and sports (sometimes simultaneously), an advertising copywriter and creative director, and a writing instructor. He won the Edgar Award for his first novel, Penance, and the Minnesota Book Award for Practice to Deceive. He lives in St. Paul, Minnesota.

About the Narrator

Brian Emerson is an actor and technical director with a long career in the Washington, DC, and Baltimore areas.