The ninth Woods Cop Mystery, in which Grady Service, Detective for Michigan Upper Peninsula’s DNR, investigates a series of bloody deaths tied to Michiganders’ belief in a mythical beast called the Dogman, and taking place in some of the Upper Peninsula’s harshest terrain
Michigan's Upper Peninsula provides the rugged setting for Heywood's series featuring conservation officer Grady Service of the Michigan Department of Natural Resources and its bewilderingly diverse population of Native Americans, long-established families, several waves of immigrants, and enough oddball characters for a freak show. Service's ninth case (after 2011's Force of Blood) may be his strangest and most dangerous yet. Murder doesn't fall in Service's purview, but Governor Lori Timms orders him to take charge of investigating a gruesome series of killings leading to rumors of, as Service puts it, "a dogman, Sasquatch, skinwalker, vampire, werewolf, windigo, zombie, whatever." Service assembles his own team, including ancient scofflaw Limpy Allerdyce and former Detroit detectives Luticious Treebone and Glenn Noonan to help with the hunt. Heywood knows his geography, history, flora, fauna, and mythology as well as he does the region's colorful, sometimes deadly inhabitants, and guides readers on an exotic and challenging journey.
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Heywood never disappoints
By far the best book yet, going in so many directions, till it comes all together. True U. P. Thinking, and he has the upper down to a tee. Unless you halved lived there, just not visited it, you would not understand the ethics or hard life everyone just lives. Can’t wait for his next book.
Another great Grady Service installment
You won't be disappointed until the blank page at the end. Because it's over.