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A Brewski for the Old Man

A Sherri Travis Mystery

by Phyllis Smallman

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list price: $24.95
edition:Paperback
also available: Paperback eBook
category: Fiction
published: 2010
ISBN:9781552788363
publisher: McArthur & Company
Description

In the third Sherri Travis mystery, Phyllis Smallman returns to Jacaranda, Florida and the Sunset Bar. Ray John Leenders, the brutal man who tried to rape Sherri when she was thirteen, is back in Jacaranda, and living with the single mother of a teenaged daughter. Sherri doesn’t want to get involved and tries hard to ignore what she sees happening to Lacey, but it’s impossible to look away. Then Sherri’s father, Tully Jenkins, reappears in her life, dragging Sherri deep into the swamp to exact revenge on the men who set fire to Uncle Ziggy’s junk yard. From a fashion show at the Royal Palms to alligator poaching in the swamp, Sherri struggles to untangle the lies, keep the Sunset running and stay one step ahead of disaster.

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Editorial Reviews

"One of the freshest new voices to emerge in years, there’s no question that Phyllis Smallman has staying power. A Brewski for the Old Man has all of the literary landmarks her readers have come to expect: a likeable protagonist, a loathsome villain and colourful secondary characters, and a fast-paced plot full of twists and turns, all set against the unique backdrop of the small-town Florida landscape and told in her inimitable style."

— Jim Napier, Sherbrooke Record

"Smallman ... is at the top of her game in this fast-paced tale."

— Margaret Cannon, Globe and Mail
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About the Author

Phyllis Smallman

Award-winning mystery author Phyllis Smallman's writing has appeared in Spinetingler and Omnimystery magazines. After being shortlisted for the Debut Dagger in the UK and the Malice Domestic in the US, Phyllis's debut mystery won the first Arthur Ellis Unhanged Arthur in 2007. In 2009, Margarita Nights was shortlisted for Best First Novel by the Crime Writers of Canada. In 2010, Good Morning America named the Sherri Travis Mysteries one of the six top series for a summer read. Her fourth book, Champagne for Buzzards, was one of three mysteries chosen as a best cottage read by Zoomer Magazine for summer 2011. Phyllis worked in a library and as a potter before turning to a life of crime. Depending on the time of year, she can be found on Salt Spring Island, British Columbia, or Manasota Beach, Florida. Visit Phyllis's website at phyllissmallman.com.

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