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Title:
Running dogs
Author:
Moffat, Gwen.
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Publication Information:
Sutton : Severn House, 1999.
Physical Description:
188 pages ; 23 cm
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780727854568
Format :
Book

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The small community of Prosper lives up to its name - populated by wealthy retirees determined to restore the area to its former natural glory, its woods and coastline rich with native wildlife. Some residents will kill to keep it that way and the notorious Hubbell family seem to be the reason why.


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Americans reading this book will know in a nanosecond that the author is British. While Moffat sets her story on the coast of Washington State, her constant use of British figures of speech makes it hard to accept that all the characters are supposed to be American (except for one Welshman). A nice little story lurks underneath this glaring flaw. The wealthy residents of Prosper are up in arms about the Hubbell family: resentful Myra, who steals from the families while cleaning their homes; her son, Kent, who loves his dogs and hits his wife; and Kent's wife, Misty, the town slut. When Kent is murdered, almost everyone has a motive. Moffat's main strengths are her descriptions of the denizens of Prosper, with their private fears and weaknesses that money can't change, and her ability to construct a taut plot. Still, only those readers who suspend enough disbelief to get beyond the non-American Americans will appreciate the novel's strengths. Here's hoping Moffat's next effort is set in England. --Jenny McLarin