A Gone Pecan

In his first novel, Dusty Thompson explores the lives of small town southern folk The title, A Gone Pecan, comes from a regional term meaning somebody s done for Cady McIntyre lives in Romania, Mississippi, and narrates the story When the estranged husband of Cady s best friend, Finney, turns up dead at the town s high school where he taught English, the sheriff proclaIn his first novel, Dusty Thompson explores the lives of small town southern folk The title, A Gone Pecan, comes from a regional term meaning somebody s done for Cady McIntyre lives in Romania, Mississippi, and narrates the story When the estranged husband of Cady s best friend, Finney, turns up dead at the town s high school where he taught English, the sheriff proclaims the death accidental Finney claims that her husband, unpopular because of his outsider status and superior attitude, feared someone might kill him The two women bungle along in their efforts to solve the mystery, following nebulous clues and investigating quirky suspects.After Finney calls Cady about her husband Noelicai J Boddy s tragic end, Cady passes the news on to her mother, who doesn t know the man or his name Noe Boddy died last night, Cady says The mother accepts the news with puzzling nonchalance Despite repeated efforts to explain the sad event, the older woman remains unmoved Lord, Mother, Cady finally says, Dr Boddy died last night Finney s husband This play on the deceased s name gets the book off to a good start.Readers who like a farcical tale will enjoy this story, with its larger than life characters and puzzling mystery.
A Gone Pecan In his first novel Dusty Thompson explores the lives of small town southern folk The title A Gone Pecan comes from a regional term meaning somebody s done for Cady McIntyre lives in Romania Missis

  • Title: A Gone Pecan
  • Author: Dusty Thompson
  • ISBN: 9781449037420
  • Page: 257
  • Format: Paperback
  • 1 thought on “A Gone Pecan”

    1. I read about this book on a friend's Facebook page. I had been at college at the same time as the author and thought, why no read a book by a person I actually know (of)? So I did.I enjoyed it immensely. The characters are real and I can identify with everyone of them, and know someone who would fit the mould. I was sorry it took me so long to read it, because it makes it seem like I was not at all interested or had to slog though it. That was not the case. The truth is, I was busy and had only [...]

    2. My son gave me this book for Christmas a couple of years ago. I thoroughly enjoyed it. It's a mystery that keeps you guessing right up to the end and it's very funny, laugh-out-loud funny. Yes, there are a few typos, as one reviewer noted, but they do not distract from the flow of the story. And what book published these days does not have a few typos? This book is a good mystery, it's funny, the characters are very likeable, it's clean (no obscenities) and less than 500 pages. What more could y [...]

    3. Written by a fellow (and I do mean fellow, as in MALE) MUW graduate (whom I knew slightly), I initially began reading this book as a show of moral support for Dusty, but I was happily suprised to find that the generous amount of dialogue in the book, was totally written in the vernacular of the DEEP SOUTH. I read the whole thing aloud to my husband, and after some of the cookie-cutter murder mysteries we have read recently, this book was a definite pleasant surprise!

    4. Too bad the publisher did such a poor job of proof reading this cute book. There are many typos. Except for the difficulty in pronouncing some of the far-fetched so-called Southern names, I enjoyed the book.

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