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Housewright, David 1955-

Overview
Works: 45 works in 172 publications in 3 languages and 12,727 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Suspense fiction  Political fiction 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PS3558.O8668, 813.54
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Publications about David Housewright
Publications by David Housewright
Most widely held works by David Housewright
The Devil May Care by David Housewright( Book )
11 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 880 libraries worldwide
"Riley Brodin is the granddaughter of Walter Muehlenhaus--a man as rich, powerful, and connected as anyone since the days of J. P. Morgan. Despite her family's connections, it's McKenzie she reaches out to when her relatively new boyfriend goes missing. Despite his reservations about getting involved with the Muehlenhaus family--again--McKenzie agrees to look for one Juan Carlos Navarre. What he finds, though, is a man who appears to be a ghost. The house--mansion, really--he told Riley he owned is actually a rental, barely lived in and practically devoid of personal effects. The restaurant he claimed to own is owned by another and Navarre merely an investor. He apparently has no friends, no traceable past, and McKenzie isn't the only one looking for him. Whoever Juan Carlos Navarre is and wherever he's gone, the one thing that is clear is that he's trouble, and is perhaps someone--as Riley's family makes clear--better out of the picture. Unfortunately for everyone, McKenzie likes trouble and trouble likes him"--
Unidentified woman #15 by David Housewright( Book )
6 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 775 libraries worldwide
"During one of the first heavy snows of the winter, on the Interstate outside the Twin Cities, Rushmore McKenzie is behind a truck behaving erratically when the man in the truck bed dumps a body out onto the road, right in front of McKenzie's car. McKenzie avoids hitting the body, a bound woman who is just barely alive, but his stopped car in the middle of the road starts a chain of accidents, resulting in a thirty-seven car pile-up. By the time the time the police arrive, and the EMTs and ambulances have taken care of the immediate injuries, the truck is long gone. The injured woman awakens with no memories--not of the accident, not of anything--and is labeled by the police as Unidentified Woman #15. With few leads, the detective in charge, McKenzie's former partner and old friend Bobby Dunston, turns to McKenzie for a favor. Now McKenzie has to try to identify the grievously injured woman, find out who tied her up and dumped on the freeway to die. And why"--
Pretty girl gone by David Housewright( Book )
7 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in English and held by 751 libraries worldwide
Twin Cities P.I. Mac McKenzie is called in by the First Lady of Minnesota when she receives an e-mail hinting at nasty rumors about her husband, but as Mac begins sifting through the governor's past, he uncovers lies and decades-old secrets
Curse of the Jade Lily : a McKenzie novel by David Housewright( Book )
6 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 740 libraries worldwide
Hired by an insurance company to help ransom a stolen gem, Rushmore McKenzie learns that the reputedly cursed gem causes the death or ruination of everyone who owns it, a situation that is complicated by the untimely murder of one of the thieves
Jelly's gold by David Housewright( Book )
6 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 739 libraries worldwide
Rushmore McKenzie, a retired St. Paul policeman and unexpected millionaire, often works as an unlicensed P.I., doing favors as it suits him. When graduate students Ivy Flynn and Josh Berglund show up with a story about $8 million in missing stolen gold from the '30s, McKenzie is intrigued. But they aren't the only ones looking. So are a couple of two-bit thugs, a woman named Heavenly, a local big-wig, and others. When Berglund is shot dead outside of Ivy's apartment, the treasure hunt turns unexpectedly deadly. McKenzie is looking for more than a legendary stash from seventy-five years ago, he's looking for a killer and the long hidden truth behind Jelly's gold
Tin city by David Housewright( Book )
7 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 688 libraries worldwide
Asked to discover what has been killing his friend's honeybees, Twin Cities private detective Mac McKenzie finds himself deep in a case involving a vicious thug who mysteriously vanishes, irate federal agents, rape, and murder
The last kind word by David Housewright( Book )
5 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 678 libraries worldwide
Millionaire and unlicensed P.I. Rushmore McKenzie agrees to go undercover to help the ATF track a cache of stolen guns. After all, what could possibly go wrong?
Highway 61 : a McKenzie novel by David Housewright( Book )
5 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 659 libraries worldwide
Rushmore McKenzie is a former cop, current millionaire, and an occasional unlicensed P.I. who does favors for friends. Yet he has reservations when his girlfriend's daughter asks him to help her father Jason Truhler, the ex-husband of McKenzie's girlfriend, and a man in serious trouble. En route from St. Paul to a Canadian blues festival on Highway 61, he met a girl, blacked out, and awoke hours later in a strange motel, with the girl's murdered body on the floor. Slipping away unnoticed and heading home, he thought he'd got away -- until he started getting texts with photos of the body and demands for blackmail payments he couldn't pay. McKenzie soon finds that Truhler was set up in a modified honey trap, designed to blackmail him. But Truhler's version wasn't exactly the truth either. And McKenzie now finds himself trapped in the middle of a very dangerous game with some of the most powerful men in the state on one side and some of the deadliest on the other
The taking of Libbie, SD by David Housewright( Book )
3 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 598 libraries worldwide
Kidnapped by a grifter who has been using his identity in an elaborate con that has devastated an entire South Dakota community, retired cop and millionaire Rushmore McKenzie finds himself at the mercy of angry and desperate townspeople who have nothing left to lose
Madman on a drum by David Housewright( Book )
4 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 591 libraries worldwide
McKenzie, a former cop and now a unlicensed P.I. handles the million dollar ransom drop-off for the kidnapped daughter of his friend homicide cop Bobby Dunston. They suspect a childhood pal is involved, and discover the truth of this when the child is returned safely but their old friend is found brutally murdered
A hard ticket home by David Housewright( Book )
11 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and held by 586 libraries worldwide
When a friend is diagnosed with leukemia and needs a bone marrow transplant from her long-lost older sister, former cop Rushmore McKenzie embarks on an investigation that takes him to Minneapolis in search of the missing woman
What the dead leave behind by David Housewright( Book )
7 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 575 libraries worldwide
"Once a police detective in St. Paul, Minnesota, Rushmore McKenzie has become not only an unlikely millionaire, but an occasional unlicensed private investigator, doing favors for friends and people in need. When his stepdaughter Erica asks him for just such a favor, McKenzie doesn't have it in him to refuse. Even though it sounds like a very bad idea right from the start. The father of Malcolm Harris, a college friend of Erica's, was found murdered a year ago in a park in New Brighton, a town just outside the Twin Cities. With no real clues and all the obvious suspects with concrete alibis, the case has long since gone cold. As McKenzie begins poking around, he soon discovers another unsolved murder that's tangentially related to this one. And all connections seem to lead back to a group of friends the victim was close with. But all McKenzie has is a series of odd, even suspicious, coincidences--until someone decides to make it all that more serious and personal"--
Dead boyfriends by David Housewright( Book )
7 editions published between 2005 and 2014 in English and Italian and held by 571 libraries worldwide
Right up until they put him in jail, McKenzie thought the cops were kidding. After all, he did them a favor by stopping a rookie cop from roughing up a distraught woman at a murder scene. But the next thing Mac knows he's in jail, missing an important date with his girlfriend and reliving nightmares he thought he'd finally left behind - and he's vowing payback for all of it. If that means sticking his nose into a crime investigation, well, he's done it before. Only, what appears to be a straightforward case of a cheating boyfriend, his alcoholic girlfriend and an opportune baseball bat proves far more complicated than the police are willing to accept. More disconcerting, as he investigates, Mac finds himself again fighting the influence of a shadowy figure who controls more of what goes on in the Twin Cities than a rational voter would believe. And then there are the unidentified thugs who kill a witness and rough up him and his female lawyer-ally. Soon Mac realizes that the truth of this sordid crime may be as hard to find - and as hard to live with - as the justice he seeks
Penance by David Housewright( Book )
12 editions published between 1995 and 2014 in English and Japanese and held by 540 libraries worldwide
Former policeman Holland Taylor of St. Paul is hired by a beautiful gubernatorial candidate to retrieve from a blackmailer a compromising video tape. When Taylor arrives at the rendezvous to collect the tape, he finds the blackmailer dead and the tape missing. A first novel
Practice to deceive by David Housewright( Book )
11 editions published between 1997 and 2013 in English and held by 504 libraries worldwide
An elderly widow in St. Paul, Minnesota, gives $200,000 to a man who promised to invest it. When the man disappears, PI Holland Taylor goes looking and finds him dead. So who stole the money?
Dearly departed : a Holland Taylor mystery by David Housewright( Book )
10 editions published between 1999 and 2014 in English and held by 441 libraries worldwide
PI Holland Taylor of St. Paul searches for a missing woman, falling in love with her photo. Question is, was she murdered by a convicted rapist or, as Taylor hopes, did she disappear to get away from her husband
Darkness, sing me a song by David Housewright( Book )
4 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and held by 318 libraries worldwide
Holland Taylor is a PI who does simple background checks and other mostly unchallenging cases. Still wounded by the long-ago death of his wife and daughter, and newly mourning a recently failed relationship, Taylor doesn't have much interest in more challenging work. But almost by accident, he finds himself in the middle of the crime of the century. Eleanor Barrington, the doyenne of a socially prominent family of great wealth, has been arrested for the murder of Emily Denys, her son's fiancée. Barrington made no secret of her disdain for the victim, convinced that she was trying to take advantage of her son and her family. Taylor had been brought in to do a full background check on Emily, only to discover that both her name and her background were fabricated. Before he could learn more, she was murdered--shot in the head outside her apartment. Barrington had been overheard threatening to kill her son's fiancé and an eyewitness claims to have seen her kill Emily. But that's not the worst of it. Barrington's own son has even worse accusations to make against her. Caught in the dark tangle of a twisted family and haunted by his own past, Taylor finds that the truth is both elusive and dangerous.--Amazon.com
Practice to deceive by David Housewright( file )
10 editions published between 1998 and 2007 in English and held by 153 libraries worldwide
The brash and resourceful St. Paul private investigator Holland Taylor takes on an unpromising embezzlement case, an elderly woman has been cheated out of her life savings. But when Taylor tracks down Levering Field, the unscrupulous businessman who handled her investments, he finds that more is at stake, Mrs. Gustafson's financial ruin is only one strand in a spider's web of fraud and intrigue. With the help of his elegant attorney lady love and an eccentric computer-genius friend, Taylor starts probing under cover into Field's activities and soon finds that someone seems anxious to derail his investigation. The game quickly becomes serious when Field is found dead and Taylor first is suspected of the crime and then is shot at himself. Frightened at the dangerously widening net but determined to get answers, Taylor follows a trail to computer records that reveal a list of prominent people with large investments in Field's operations
Holland Taylor Mysteries : Penance, Dearly Departed, and Practice to Deceive by David Housewright( file )
2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 0 libraries worldwide
Collection of three mystery novels. In Penance, former policeman Holland Taylor of St. Paul is hired by a beautiful gubernatorial candidate to retrieve from a blackmailer a compromising video tape. When Taylor arrives at the rendezvous to collect the tape, he finds the blackmailer dead and the tape missing. A first novel. In Dearly departed, PI Holland Taylor of St. Paul searches for a missing woman, falling in love with her photo. Question is, was she murdered by a convicted rapist or, as Taylor hopes, did she disappear to get away from her husband. In Practice to deceive, an elderly widow in St. Paul, Minnesota, gives $200,000 to a man who promised to invest it. When the man disappears, PI Holland Taylor goes looking and finds him dead. So who stole the money?
 
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Alternative Names
David Housewright Amerikaans romanschrijver
David Housewright writer
ハウスライト, デイヴィッド
Languages
English (133)
Italian (1)
Japanese (1)
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