No Good Deed

Open Road Media
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Director of media relations Bert Swain is called in to solve a murder at the Krinsky Research Center’s sister hospital

A man has been poisoned on the premises, and as far as Westside General Hospital is concerned, bad publicity is not better than no publicity. When the law enforcement can’t catch the killer, officials have no choice but to turn to accidental sleuth Bert Swain, who quickly learns that the victim had been involved in a scandalous child-abuse case years before and suspects this might be the reason for the murder.
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About the author

Paul Nathan is the Edgar Award–winning author of Ricochet and the Bert Swain Mysteries. For many years he contributed a widely read column on book subsidiary rights to Publishers Weekly. His stories and articles have been published in various magazines and he is author of Texas Collects: Fine Arts, Furniture, Windmills, and Whimseys and co-editor of the anthology View: Parade of Avant-Garde: 1940–1947. A resident of New York City, Nathan is married to literary agent Ruth Nathan.
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Publisher
Open Road Media
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Published on
Jul 14, 2015
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Pages
198
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ISBN
9781504015806
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Crime
Fiction / Mystery & Detective / Amateur Sleuth
Fiction / Thrillers / Suspense
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