Thursday, May 7, 2009

Book Review: The Clinch Knot

The Clinch Knot
By John Galligan
Bleak House Books, 2008

Author John Galligan lives and teaches in Madison, WI. The Clinch Knot is his third fly-fishing mystery, a subgenre he has made his own. 2003's The Nail Knot and 2005's The Blood Knot introduced Ned "Dog" Oglivie, a trout fisherman with a drinking problem who always seems to get caught up in a whodunit mystery of small-town Livingston, Montana. This time, Dog finds a young couple, the girl shot to death on the ground while the man is unconscious in a sealed car, nearly dead of carbon monoxide poisoning. Thus, it falls to Dog to find the murderer. Recommended for the fisher who likes to catch clues and suspense, The Clinch Knot is sure to please in and out of the boat.

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