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Housewright, David 1955-

Overview
Works: 29 works in 111 publications in 1 language and 9,116 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Detective and mystery stories  Short stories  Political fiction  Suspense fiction 
Classifications: PS3558.O8668, 813.54
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Publications about David Housewright
Publications by David Housewright
Most widely held works by David Housewright
Pretty girl gone by David Housewright( Book )
7 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in English and held by 830 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
Jelly's gold by David Housewright( Book )
6 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 773 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 )
8 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 763 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
Curse of the Jade Lily : a McKenzie novel by David Housewright( Book )
7 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 710 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
Penance by David Housewright( Book )
9 editions published between 1995 and 2013 in English and held by 662 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
A hard ticket home by David Housewright( Book )
11 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and held by 662 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
Highway 61 : a McKenzie novel by David Housewright( Book )
7 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 660 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
Madman on a drum by David Housewright( Book )
3 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 653 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
Practice to deceive by David Housewright( Book )
8 editions published between 1997 and 2013 in English and held by 643 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?
The taking of Libbie, SD by David Housewright( Book )
5 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 629 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
Dead boyfriends by David Housewright( Book )
6 editions published between 2005 and 2010 in English and held by 607 libraries worldwide
Thrown in jail after preventing a rookie cop from roughing up a distraught woman at a murder scene, unlicensed private detective Rushmore McKenzie suddenly finds himself caught up in the nightmare of his own past as he investigates a seemingly straightforward case involving a cheating boyfriend and an alcoholic girlfriend with a convenient baseball bat
The last kind word by David Housewright( Book )
5 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 601 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?
Dearly departed : a Holland Taylor mystery by David Housewright( Book )
4 editions published between 1999 and 2013 in English and held by 553 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
Practice to deceive by David Housewright( file )
8 editions published between 1998 and 2007 in English and held by 131 libraries worldwide
The brash and resourceful St. Paul private investigator Holland Taylor takes on an embezzlement case -- an elderly woman has been cheated out of her life savings. But when Taylor tracks down levering Field, the 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
Resort to Murder : [thirteen more tales of mystery by Minnesota's premier writers ( Book )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 106 libraries worldwide
Anthology of mystery stories set in a Minnesota resort and written by Minnesota authors
Holland Taylor mysteries by David Housewright( file )
1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 70 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?
The devil and the diva by David Housewright( Book )
1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 22 libraries worldwide
"When pop diva Sheila Lews dies under puzzling circumstances, Clarisse Dufresne is approached by agents of a shadowy international crime syndicate with a proposition--"What if, after a period of time, say five years--yeah, make it five years--it was discovered that Sheila had left behind some unmixed tracks, songs she had been working on before she died but didn't release? What do you think a find like that would be worth?" Clarisse refuses to participate in the fraud and is rescued by a mysterious man named Maurice Crevier, who conceals both his face and his intentions behind a black, obsidian mask. But the savior soon becomes Clarisse's tormentor when she learns that she is not his guest as he professes, but his prisoner. Despite it all--and against her better judgment--Clarisse feels a growing fascination and affection for her jailer, as well as his odd henchmen--a voodoo-practicing Haitian and a young chef who is haunted by the ghost of her mother. Until a second attempt is made on her life. And a third."--P. [4] of cover
Finders keepers by David Housewright( Book )
1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 11 libraries worldwide
"Thirteen-year-old James Richard McNulty has problems. His mother has just divorced his father. His grades are plumeting. Bullies are menacing him on the school bus. The coach is threatening to kick him off the basketball team. And his smart and lovely "girlfriend" thinks he's gone insane. Then he finds a suitcase filled with cash - and thinks all his problems are over." -- p. 4 of cover
The Devil May Care by David Housewright( Book )
2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 4 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"--
Madman on a Drum A McKenzie Novel by David Housewright( file )
2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 3 libraries worldwide
Homicide cop Bobby Dunston's daughter has been kidnapped, taken in broad daylight on a city street in the middle of September. The kidnappers demand a million dollars and?force?Dunston to get the ransom from his friend Mac McKenzie. It soon becomes apparent to the two of them that one of the kidnappers is childhood pal Scottie, a once aspiring drummer now gone astray, and that the kidnapping is payback for "crimes" committed in their past.McKenzie, former cop and now unlicensed P.I., handles the ransom drop-off and the child is returned safely.? But Scottie is found dead--brutally murdered--and someone has taken out an open?contract on McKenzie, using his own money to pay for it.? Dodging attempts on his life from assassins of all shapes and sizes, McKenzie now has precious?little time to uncover the mastermind behind?it?all if he's going to survive.Madman on a Drum
 
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Alternative Names
ハウスライト, デイヴィッド
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