Murder in the Rough
Otto Penzler
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Buy *Murder in the Rough: Original Tales of Bad Shots, Terrible Lies, and Other Deadly Handicaps from Today's Great Writers* by Otto Penzler online

Murder in the Rough: Original Tales of Bad Shots, Terrible Lies, and Other Deadly Handicaps from Today's Great Writers
Otto Penzler
Mysterious Press
Paperback
416 pages
June 2006
rated 4 of 5 possible stars

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Murder in the Rough, edited by Otto Penzler, is a great collection of short mysteries. The twin themes of this anthology are murder and golf - it's surprising how so many different stories of murder can be played out in the arena of golf. All of these tales are gripping, even a little disturbing. Once readers delve in, they will be hooked into consuming the entire book. The stories are short enough to be enticing, and the fine character and plot development seal the deal.

Plenty of page-turning action in these sixteen stories provide an inside look into the different types of players, from amateurs right on up to the top-tier professionals - there is even a miniature golf mystery here. There is also an entire range of types of killers and a brilliant mix of murder motives from a trailer park to more affluent neighborhoods. Many of the stories end with a surprise twist - there are more ways to commit murder on the golf course than anyone imagined.

From historical to contemporary stories, the reader will pick up fascinating golf facts. Learn about antique golf paraphernalia and even how to get a better swing in your game. Golf enthusiasts and non-golf fans alike will find this collectiona worthwhile read. Mystery and mayhem are twisted together in just the right way in Murder in the Rough.



Originally published on Curled Up With A Good Book at www.curledup.com. Kim DeLeary, 2007

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