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Sidewalk saint

by DePoy, Phillip,

Format: Print Book 2019
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Summary
Amateur sleuth and Child Protective Officer Foggy Moscowitz must find a missing girl with a special gift in this latest noir mystery set in Florida.Florida, 1976. Foggy Moscowitz knows he's having a bad night when he wakes to find a gun pressed to his face. Nelson Roan has busted out of his prison cell and broken into Foggy's house, demanding Foggy finds his eleven-year-old daughter, Etta. But as Foggy searches for Etta, it seems her father is not the only person who wants her found: Canadian mobsters, crazy New York Irishmen, the FBI and even the Seminole elite are all on her trail. But why? Etta has a special gift - and she knows something that certain people would go to any lengths to make sure stays buried in her memory. As Foggy helps Etta to reveal what she knows, he uncovers a sinister plot with tentacles that stretch further and higher than he could ever have imagined . . .
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Foggy Moscowitz fled New York because the cops were after him. He wound up in Florida working for Child Protective Services, and, if that strikes you as a tad outlandish, you're in the wrong novel. Depoy has used Foggy as front man for a rum concoction of action, detection, offbeat humor, and quirky did-you-know scholarship in three earlier novels, and he's at it again. Foggy is asked at gunpoint to track down a missing 11-year-old girl for reasons that become clear as the plot unfolds. She was witness to crimes and possesses an astounding memory that the criminals fear. When Foggy catches up to her, their scenes together are more interesting than the one-more-time plot. Foggy reveals his secret weapon: honesty. No one expected it, and you could take advantage of that. His interrogation technique? Act like you know everything. Make a mistake and they might correct you; then you've got 'em. The girl's vaunted memory is, happily for us, attuned to fourteenth-century English proverbs and debunking ancient Sumerian claims of skinning captured enemies alive. Quirky and thoroughly entertaining.--Don Crinklaw Copyright 2019 Booklist"
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Publisher's Weekly Review: "In DePoy's enjoyable fourth mystery featuring reformed crook Foggy Moscowitz (after 2018's Icepick), Foggy, who was once "Brooklyn's finest Jewish car thief," now lives in Fry's Bay, Fla., where he has managed to start a new life as a Child Protective Services investigator. He becomes involved in a complex inquiry after Nelson Roan, an escaped prisoner, breaks into his home. At gunpoint, Roan asks Foggy to find his 11-year-old daughter, Etta, who was put into the child welfare system after his wife died of cancer. Foggy tracks the missing girl to Lake City, where he finds that her adoptive parents have moved out of their home and that someone directed the post office to forward their mail to Foggy's office address. Things only get more mysterious after Foggy learns that gangsters are seeking Etta, who has a photographic memory. DePoy succeeds at making the over-the-top elements plausible in this effective blend of humor and an original plotline. Readers will hope to see a lot more of Foggy. Agent: Janet Reid, New Leaf Literary. (Dec.)"
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Additional Information
Series DePoy, Phillip. Foggy Moskowitz series ; 4.
Subjects Moscowitz, Foggy -- (Fictitious character) -- Fiction.
Child welfare workers -- Florida -- Fiction.
Seminole Indians -- Florida -- Fiction.
Missing persons -- Investigation -- Florida -- Fiction.
Nineteen seventies -- Fiction.
Seminole Indians.
Florida -- Social life and customs -- 20th century -- Fiction.
Florida.
Detective and mystery stories.
Detective and mystery fiction.
Fiction.
History.
Historical fiction.
Publisher London :2019
Language English
Description 220 pages ; 23 cm
ISBN 9780727889577
0727889575
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