The Old Buzzard Had It Coming

The Old Buzzard Had It Coming

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A violent confrontation between Harley Day, an abusive drunk much despised by his family and neighbors, and his nineteen-year-old son, John, and John's girlfriend, Phoebe Tucker, leads to John and Phoebe becoming the prime suspects in Harley's murder.

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One winter evening in 1912, in the woods outside of Boynton, Oklahoma, abusive and drunken Harley Day surprises his son John Lee and the neighbor girl Phoebe Tucker in a lovers' tryst. An hour later, when John Lee walks his beloved home, Phoebe's mother, Alafair Tucker, suspects that something is amiss. How could she know her daughter has been involved in a violent confrontation that will make Phoebe and her beau murder suspects?

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One winter evening in 1912, abusive and drunken Harley Day surprises his son John Lee and the neighbor girl Phoebe Tucker in a lovers' tryst. The confrontation turns violent, and before long, John Lee and Phoebe are murder suspects.

One winter evening in 1912, in the woods outside of Boynton, Oklahoma, abusive and drunken Harley Day surprises his son John Lee and the neighbor girl Phoebe Tucker in a lovers' tryst. An hour later, when John Lee walks his beloved home, Phoebe's mother, Alafair Tucker, suspects that something is amiss. How could she know her daughter has been involved in a violent confrontation that will make Phoebe and her beau murder suspects?
At supper that evening, over bowls of soupy beans and buttery cornbread, Alafair, her husband Shaw, and their nine lively children, much amused that Phoebe has a boyfriend, discuss the unfortunate Day family. The Days are tormented by their evil father, who beats his wife, mistreats his children, and wastes their money. The mother is helpless, and the eldest daughter, Maggie Ellen, has run away, leaving only 19-year-old John Lee and his 13-year-old sister Naomi to care for the younger children and keep the family from destitution.
Then... well, the old buzzard had it coming!
This Best Unpublished Mystery of 2004 (The Oklahoma Writers' Federation, Inc.) is the first in a new series.


Publisher: Scottsdale, AZ : Poisoned Pen Press, 2005
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9781590581490
1590581490
Characteristics: 216p

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CRRL_MegRaymond Aug 01, 2017

Introducing Alafair Tucker, the matriarch of a growing family in the Oklahoma Territories. When the series opens, in 1912, Alafair and her husband have nine children.

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