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Dangerous Undertaking

A Barry Clayton Mystery by Mark de Castrique

Dangerous Undertaking by Mark de Castrique

Review: This debut mystery from television and film producer Mark de Castrique introduces Barry Clayton who has returned to his family's home and funeral business in rural North Carolina. de Castrique, a native of the mountains of North Carolina, does a fine job providing detailed descriptions of the area and sensitive portrayals of the local residents. The relationships between the principal characters are well defined yet have room to evolve in the future.

The mystery is fairly complex, but the author keeps the story moving forward by not straying too far from the primary plot outline. There is a nice scene towards the end involving the sheriff that is completely in character and provides a very satisfactory conclusion to the book.

Acknowledgment: Poisoned Pen Press provided an ARC of Dangerous Undertaking for this review.

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Poisoned Pen Press (Hardcover), April 2007
ISBN-13: 9781590582299; ISBN-10: 1590582292

Location(s) referenced in Dangerous Undertaking: North Carolina

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Dangerous Undertaking by Mark de Castrique

Dangerous Undertaking by A Barry Clayton Mystery

Publisher: Poisoned Pen Press
Format: Hardcover
ISBN-13: 978-1-59058-055-4
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List Price: $24.95

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