The Reluctant Coroner

The Reluctant Coroner

by Paul Austin Ardoin

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Blood is thicker than oil—until murder is involved.

Fenway Stevenson doesn’t want to return to the coastal town where her estranged father is practically king. But the death of her mother draws her back home—and the murder of the county coroner draws her into a deepening conspiracy. As the body count rises and all signs seem to point toward her father’s oil company, will Fenway uncover the truth before family bonds become deadly?

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781949082227
Publisher: Paul Ardoin
Publication date: 09/22/2020
Edition description: Large Print
Pages: 542
Product dimensions: 6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 1.09(d)

About the Author

Paul Austin Ardoin is a California native who put his degree in creative writing to use--by authoring marketing materials for computer security companies for the better part of two decades. The Reluctant Coroner is his first novel. He has published short fiction and humorous essays in the anthologies Bottomfish and Sweet Fancy Moses, and articles about computer security in California Computer News and European Communications. When he's not writing novels or trying to save the world through better computer security, Paul plays keyboards in a dance rock band. He lives in the Sacramento area with his wife, two teenagers, and a menagerie of animals.

Table of Contents

Chapter One / 1

Chapter Two / 7

Chapter Three / 26

Chapter Four / 39

Chapter Five / 58

Chapter Six / 69

Chapter Seven / 82

Chapter Eight / 96

Chapter Nine / 108

Chapter Ten / 120

Chapter Eleven / 128

Chapter Twelve / 141

Chapter Thirteen / 162

Chapter Fourteen / 173

Chapter Fifteen / 190

Chapter Sixteen / 204

Chapter Seventeen / 211

Chapter Eighteen / 228

Chapter Nineteen / 244

Chapter Twenty / 249

Chapter Twenty-One / 257

Chapter Twenty-Two / 268

Chapter Twenty-Three / 288

Chapter Twenty-Four / 303

Chapter Twenty-Five / 318

Chapter Twenty-Six / 334

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