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Product Details

  • Paperback: 260 pages
  • Publisher: Top Publications (August 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1929976089
  • ISBN-13: 978-1929976089
  • Product Dimensions: 21.3 x 13.8 x 1.6 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 313 g

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
Definitely worth reading Aug. 23 2013
By Donna M. Glover - Published on Amazon.com
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A wonderful blend of mystery, genealogy, with a little world history thrown in. It's a fun, quick book to read, but goes into the less traveled realm using genealogy as a background. I wasn't disappointed.
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
Jimmy Fox scores! May 13 2013
By Susan Leatherman - Published on Amazon.com
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This story Is so meaty and so well-written. Fox uses excellent vocabulary and intelligent descriptive language. Loved it. Refreshing and sophisticated.
10 of 12 people found the following review helpful
Great read! Jan. 11 2013
By Anonymous - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
This was a very enjoyable read for me, especially being a Louisiana girl. I could readily envision the characters in their environments (New Orleans and the Natchitoches, Louisiana area). I guess that is because Nick seemed pretty realistic. I liked the dark nature of the book's plot and motivations that were balanced by lighter moments as well. It was pleasingly complicated and kept me guessing until the end. I'm also intrigued by genealogy and the book appealed to my interest in that topic. It was definitely worth taking the time to read. I will pick up other Nick Herald genealogical mysteries in the future.
7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
Hardboiled detective work a little overdone Aug. 25 2013
By Eric T. Jorgensen - Published on Amazon.com
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Proving that genealogists can be hard-boiled detectives, "Deadly Pedigree" follows a discredited academic in a "milk them for as much as I can" genealogy business as he's hired to collect everything about an immigrant lineage for two reasons: one to let the truth come out, and one to remove all evidence at any cost. While the protagonist is sympathetic, his moments of guilt don't exactly stop him from acting immorally to get what he wants (so I couldn't always exactly root for him).

The locations are well described, if perhaps too much (an occasional full page of exposition between lines of dialogue), but often the dialogue seems to get the same treatment (who talks like that?). This and the "know it's wrong, but do it anyway" nature interrupted the flow for me, but it won't stop me from checking out the next two Nick Herald mysteries ("Lineages and Lies" and "Jackpot Blood", both being reissued in paperback and Kindle soon).

I received this Kindle edition during a free promotion period.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
Good Read April 18 2013
By gammadeb - Published on Amazon.com
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I'm a fan of ancestry so this was quite satisfactory. The characters are easy to get to know, and the story moves along at a steady pace. overall very much enjoyed reading this story.


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