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Lickety-Split (Truman Kicklighter, Bk 1)
LicketySplit - Truman Kicklighter, Bk 1
Author: Kathy Hogan Trocheck
Retired reporter extraordinaire Truman Kicklighter goes back into action when one of his oldest friends is accused of murder, an investigation that leads to a dangerous confrontation with a ruthless gang of gamblers that threatens his own life.  
ISBN-13: 9780061093616
ISBN-10: 0061093610
Publication Date: 1/1997
Pages: 272
  • Currently 3.3/5 Stars.

3.3 stars, based on 29 ratings
Publisher: HarperTorch
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
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The golden years of ex-AP reporter Kicklighter are at best gilded. For him, making ends meet is a full-time job: clipping coupons, eating at odd hours to avail himself of early-bird specials, engineering senior citizen discounts on everything he can. Not that his life is all work, however. When winter rolls around, life at Truman's home, the Fountain of Youth Residential Hotel, in St. Petersburg, takes on a festive air as a passel of old friends from up north arrive for the winter and the local dog track opens its gates for the season. Tragedy intrudes on this idyll, though, when Truman's best friend, Mel Wisnewski, just in from Pennsylvania, is found in the track's parking lot, huddled over the corpse of Rosie Figueroa, a tout whose dead-on betting tips have made her the darling of the dog track. Mel has changed dramatically in the few months since he last wintered in Florida - Alzheimer's seems to have gotten the better of him - but Truman still can't believe that Mel could kill anybody, even if the police are convinced that he could and did. Truman and his young friend Jackleen Canaday, a waitress at the hotel with a soft spot for snowbirds, set out to prove Mel's innocence and find Rosie's real killer.
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reviewed Lickety-Split (Truman Kicklighter, Bk 1) on + 28 more book reviews
Action packed comical thriller who-done-it. They always say criminals are not very smart. I enjoyed this book and this author.
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Fairly good read, author did leave out a few solves in the last chapter. If those questions had been answered would have been very good to great rating.
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Great read, and autographed!


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