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An apartment too good not to rent, an absent landlady/housemate who turns out to be a he and not a she, a jealous boyfriend, and a neighbor murdered in the back yard. What more could any young woman like Phillis Toner wish for in one week end?
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Pat Montgomary returns from vacation to find Phillis living in his home. Together, they set about to find out whodunit.

Throw in a new creepy housekeeper, a voyeur watching Phillis' apartment, a neighbor who listens over garden walls. There's Pat's Aunt Molly who knows family secrets.

And, of course, there's a second body.

If you enjoy reading about a couple of amateur sleuths tracking down a killer, you'll enjoy THE BODIES OUT BACK.

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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 40%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 40%How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) 20% Tone of story    -   suspenseful (sophisticated fear) Time/era of story:    -   2000+ (Present) Kind of investigator    -   amateur citizen investigator Kid or adult book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Crime Thriller    -   Yes Murder Mystery (killer unknown)    -   Yes

Main Character

Gender    -   Female Profession/status:    -   wealthy Age:    -   20's-30's


United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Mid-Atlantic states City?    -   Yes Misc setting    -   fancy mansion

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   moderately detailed references to deaths Amount of dialog    -   significantly more dialog than descript

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