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Frank Coffin had been a well-respected Baltimore homicide detective. But when he started having panic attacks at crime scenes, he was forced to go home to Cape Cod, where the worst crimes were usually break-ins, bicycle thefts, and domestic disputes. That is, until a vacationing televangelist turns up dead on the beach wearing a wig, a muumuu, and one size-twelve pump. Not to mention the raspberry-colored taffeta scarf strangling his neck.
Frank and his partner, Officer Lola Winters, begin checking out the drag bars and isolated trysting spots the reverend might have frequented. However, when the body count starts to rise, it becomes alarmingly clear that a killer with an agenda is at large in Provincetown. And Coffin’s fears - like unwelcome summer tourists - have returned in full force….
©2007 Jon Loomis (P)2011 Iambik
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By John S. on 02-09-12

Not a bad use of some leftover Audible dollars

The scene-setting worked well (I've never been to P'town myself), and the pacing moved along without getting bogged down. The secondary characters served to support the story, without overshadowing Coffin - I especially liked his partner Lola, and friend Kowalski. May sound harsh, but I didn't really care for his girlfriend, and her angst about her ticking biological clock ... zzzzzzz ... and was secretly hoping she'd be killed off the one time she was in danger (spoiler: no such luck). Also, perhaps I'm not cynical enough, but I found it tough to believe the baddies could pull off quite that level of corruption. Charles Bice's narration was fine, except for his habit of pronouncing the nearby town of Orleans as OR-lee-ans; I've always heard it as Or-LEANS.The only thing I really didn't care for was having to listen to (as opposed to skim past) the TMI sex scenes between Coffin and his girlfriend - ugh!
I'll wait a while to tackle the sequel "Mating Season", listening to it if the audio's been produced, or reading the print version otherwise.

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By Anniebligh on 04-23-11

enjoyable police detective story

The long standing cultural diversity of an old fishing community, with a history of smuggling going way back,is confronted by secretive property developers out to make 'multis'. A very wealthy evangelist comes to town to enjoy the oysters and his penchant for cross dressing in a town that openly accepts diverse sexual preferences. None the less the Law applies to all, visitor residents and local government alike.A man goes missing and a body is found on the beach.
Enjoyable story, well read.

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