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Grove Press
Grove Press
Grove Press

The Diehard

A Detective Sergeant Mulheisen Mystery

by Jon A. Jackson

“The elaboration of the plot and the quality of the writing put The Diehard pretty close to the top of its class.” –The New York Times Book Review

  • Imprint Grove Paperback
  • Page Count 224
  • Publication Date August 15, 2000
  • ISBN-13 978-0-8021-3707-4
  • Dimensions 5.5" x 8.25"
  • US List Price $11.00
  • Imprint Grove Paperback
  • Publication Date December 09, 2014
  • ISBN-13 978-0-8021-9124-3

About The Book

The debut of Jon A. Jackson’s acclaimed “Fang” Mulheisen mystery series, The Diehard instantly established him as a master of the form. It begins in Indian Village, an exclusive enclave in Mulheisen’s crumbling Detroit precinct, where a gorgeous young heiress is shot and stabbed during a break-in and expires on a neighbor’s doorstep. It appears at first a simple robbery attempt. Mulheisen gets suspicious when her husband turns out to be the only executive of Fidelity Trust Insurance to escape blame for an embezzlement scandal worth some twenty million dollars. But what is the connection, where is the money, and who is the suntanned stranger who is tracking down the same leads, one step ahead of Mulheisen?

Praise

“The elaboration of the plot and the quality of the writing put The Diehard pretty close to the top of its class.” –The New York Times Book Review

“You never quite know what’s going to come next in a Mulheisen book.” –The Seattle Times

“Jackson is becoming the most plausible candidate to inherit the mantle of the great Charles Willeford.” –Associated Press

“Compulsively readable.” –The Boston Sunday Globe

“Addictive . . . smart and mordant.” –Chicago Tribune

“A master of irreverent, hard-boiled comedy.” –Publishers Weekly