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by Andrew Hunt

Free eBook City of Saints: A Mystery download ISBN: 1250015790
Author: Andrew Hunt
Publisher: Minotaur Books; First Edition edition (2012)
Language: English
Pages: 336
Category: Unexplained Phenomenons
Subcategory: Mystery
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Andrew Hunt does a wonderful job with the dialog throughout, creates evocative settings, modulates the tension masterfully, and, in the end, creates the best mystery I've read in a while. The protagonist, Art Oveson, is believable and sympathetic, battling some pedestrian uncertainties as he tries to move ahead in his career as a Mormon detective on a police force where that can work for or against you.

Hunt skillfully weaves all that and more, making City of Saints a first-class mystery.

Andrew Hunt steeps his debut in the history of both Salt Lake City and nearby towns as it richly explores the people who settled there and the residents of the early 20th century. Hunt also explores how a person with a deep religious faith lives in an increasingly secular world. Hunt skillfully weaves all that and more, making City of Saints a first-class mystery. An outstanding historical mystery. Lovers of fast-paced historical noir will definitely want to read Andrew Hunt's superb City of Saints.

ANDREW HUNT is a professor of history in Waterloo, Ontario. His areas of study include post-1945 . History, the Civil Rights Movement, the Vietnam War, and the American West

Часто встречающиеся слова и выражения. ANDREW HUNT is a professor of history in Waterloo, Ontario. History, the Civil Rights Movement, the Vietnam War, and the American West.

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To the outside observer, Salt Lake City might seem to be the squeaky-clean "City of Saints"-its nickname since Mormon pioneers first arrived. When a beautiful socialite turns up dead, Art Oveson, a twenty-something husband, father, and devout Mormon just getting his start as a sheriff's deputy, finds himself thrust into the role of detective. With his partner, a foul-mouthed former strikebreaker,.

Andrew Hunt grew up around universities, as his father E. K. Hunt has taught at five universities City of Saints. Minotaur/Thomas Dunne Books. A Killing in Zion: A Mystery. Hunt has taught at five universities Andrew Hunt was raised in California and Utah. On May 11, 1987, Hunt (then an undergraduate) was one of eight student activists protesting South African apartheid who practiced civil disobedience at a meeting of the University of Utah's Institutional Council.

Hunt is equally bad at presenting the investigation as a mystery. It develops as a police story entangled with politics, which is fine

Hunt is equally bad at presenting the investigation as a mystery. It develops as a police story entangled with politics, which is fine. The problem comes when he needs to explain why the investigation continues after the official process closes the case.

City of Saints: A Mystery. To the outside observer, Salt Lake City might seem to be the squeaky-clean "City of Saints"-its nickname since Mormon pioneers first arrived. on the novel front, City of Saints: A Mystery, his latest work which also won the Tony Hillerman Prize is a crime fiction happening in Salt Lake City, where he grew up. A Brief Summary: To the outside observer, Salt Lake City might seem to be the squeaky-clean City of Saints -its nickname since Mormon pioneers first arrived.

To the outside observer, Salt Lake City might seem to be the squeaky-clean "City of Saints"―its nickname since Mormon pioneers first arrived. Its wide roads, huge Mormon temple topped by a horn-blowing angel, and orderly neighborhoods give it the appearance of the ideal American city, but looks can be deceiving.

When a beautiful socialite turns up dead, Art Oveson, a twenty-something husband, father, and devout Mormon just getting his start as a sheriff's deputy, finds himself thrust into the role of detective. With his partner, a foul-mouthed former strikebreaker, he begins to pursue the murderer―or murderers. His search takes him into the underbelly of Salt Lake City, a place rife with blackmail, corruption, and death.

Based on a true yet largely forgotten murder that once captivated the nation but still remains unsolved eighty years later, City of Saints reveals a darker picture of the Mormon capital than you ever expected.

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Dilkree
Full disclosure -- I knew the author in college. Full disclosure -- I didn't know what to expect from his first novel. Full disclosure -- I couldn't put it down.

"City of Saints" is a well-crafted, authentic-feeling, well-written murder mystery, with a great cast of characters. Andrew Hunt does a wonderful job with the dialog throughout, creates evocative settings, modulates the tension masterfully, and, in the end, creates the best mystery I've read in a while.

The protagonist, Art Oveson, is believable and sympathetic, battling some pedestrian uncertainties as he tries to move ahead in his career as a Mormon detective on a police force where that can work for or against you. Living in the shadow of his deceased father and strapping siblings, all of whom are cut of hardy police cloth, Art has to find an inner strength while in the midst of a troubling case complicated by political and power trappings. It's all woven together extremely well.

But perhaps my favorite parts of Hunt's writing in this novel are the small moments of characterization and dialog, especially the dialog. The scenes with Art and his daughter; with Art and Lund babysitting an empty house; and the quiet scenes of tragic revelations later in the novel. These are handled adroitly, with compassion, and with an artist's touch.

Overall, one of the best mysteries I've read in years. Well done, Andrew Hunt!
Eayaroler
From the first, a reader realizes Art Oveson's compassion and dedication to his work. He's no naif despite the assumption that people make about Mormons knowing little of the real world. He understands the danger this case poses and at first would rather it pass to someone else. Then he realizes that if he doesn't look for justice, no one will. He ultimately can't let that happen so takes risks that threaten all he holds dear and could change his life forever. I really enjoyed the character development not only for him, but for another detective who couldn't be more different from him. Following the twists and turns is gratifying; the ending was a jolt. Is Art Oveson's story over? I hope not.

Must add that I lived in Salt Lake City during the 1980s & enjoyed the references to places I knew then & places I didn't.
Grosho
This would make a great movie. Wonderful characters. Loved the setting - Utah in the 1930s. Twists and turns. Great family relationships - both good and complicated! The novel includes: murder, abortion, friendship, betrayals, blackmail, family conflicts, lovely children, honest cops, dishonest cops, and more. I will definitely read Hunt's next novel!! This novel deserves an A+++++++++++
Aloo
New detective writer for me. I read a review of his third book and decided to give him a try. This was a well-written first detective novel. I was afraid it had bogged down halfway through, but then unexpected events built up the suspense and I was hooked. I will read his next two books as well.

My Dad used to talk about how it was to live in Salt Lake City in the 1930s. He said the old prophecy that SLC would one day become known as one of the wickedest cities in the world came true in the 20s and 30s. I wish I could remember more of his stories now.
Arcanefire
Well written and winner of the Tony Hillerman award; it is sometimes is heavy handed in how it presents historical details but the writing is otherwise very good, the character development unique (again, sometimes heavy handed) and the plot interesting. Despite its deficiencies, it is a good read and well worth buying.
Qutalan
Great read about a unsolved murder in the 1930 Salt Lake City. Highly Recommended... A Black Dahlia type mystery with a LDS backdrop. If you like novels written by James Lee Burke, James Ellroy or Tony Hillerman... you should like this book.
Nejind
Great mystery based on an actual (but unsolved) event in Salt Lake City in the 1930s. Very enjoyable, captivating read.
Thoroughly enjoyable mystery based on actual happenings in the late 1930s.