A terrific whodunit set in an angler’s paradise.
Lottery winner and ex-journalist Donal Fitzgerald joins forces with his girlfriend, DNR conservation officer Mercy Virdon, to solve the mysterious death of a beloved angler, Charlie, who was murdered in his tent in a state campground and who was known by all - and who may have known too much. Set in the engaging small town of Ossning on the Borchard River in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula - an angler’s dream, filled with eccentric, believable, sympathetic, and unforgettable characters - Riverwatcher is a classic whodunit.
Fitzgerald and Mercy’s investigation to discover the deadly secret among the locals leads to dead ends until a surprisingly bookish theory surfaces. Weber expertly weaves this character-driven novel with a strong sense of place, creating a great yarn for anglers and mystery lovers and, as it turns out, a literally literary mystery.
The third installment of Ronald Weber's series of mysteries sees Department of Natural Resources agent Mercy Virdon and her lover, Donal Fitzgerald, investigating the shocking murder of a beloved fisherman named Charlie. Though the murder mystery angle reaches a satisfying conclusion, Weber's real strength is his gentle humor and perceptive eye toward both fly fishing and small town life, all of which is magnified by the unfussy and charming performance of Steven Menasche. Menasche conveys a colloquial quality to Weber's folksy prose, turning Riverwatcher into the rare mystery that's as easy-going as the fly-fishing that dominates its narrative.
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