The Curious Eat Themselves

John Straley

ISBN: 9781569479308

Published: July, 2006

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John Straley

Sitka, Alaska

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Cecil Younger is an investigator for the public defender in Sitka, Alaska. A woman who hired him to investigate her rape is found dead in the estuarial waters of Ketchikan township, “her throat cut so deeply that the trachea flopped out like a rubbery white radiator hose.”...

Cecil Younger is an investigator for the public defender in Sitka, Alaska. A woman who hired him to investigate her rape is found dead in the estuarial waters of Ketchikan township, “her throat cut so deeply that the trachea flopped out like a rubbery white radiator hose.”

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“Straley hits all the right notes
Booklist, Starred Review
“Chandler, Ross Macdonald, James Crumley... Straley proves once again that he is up there with the great ones… His prose is as smooth as a well-tuned cello. He has tremendous feeling for the setting: not only the open waters and frosted countryside outside of Sitka and Juneau, but also the somewhat seedy streets of these cities.
Chicago Tribune
“Straley's beautifully understated narrative, vivid sense of place and unapologetic, unadorned characters make this a riveting, unpredictable ride.
Publishers Weekly, Starred Review
“Superior thriller writing, once again by Straley—an excellent plot against Alaska's gigantic and bizarre backdrop.
—Janwillem van de Wetering