Peter Boone
Created by William Jaspersohn

Ex-Red Sox pitcher, avid fly fisherman and widower, PETER BOONE is a private eye who works the back roads and small villages of his home state of Vermont. When his wife was killed in a convenience store robbery and the case bungled by the cops, Boone quit baseball and brought her killer to justice. Since then he's been living like a hermit in his hand-built country home with his two border collies, playing Gershwin on the piano in memory of his late wife, and working.

The writing's good, but the character of Boone's just a little too yuppie for this reader's taste, and his romantic entanglement with a young, pretty social worker is just a bit too Harelequin Romance. One gets the impression the writer's trying too hard to be "literary."

William Jaspersohn, a former high school English teacher, has published more than twenty books, mostly in The Day of the Life... series, for young readers. He currently lives in Vermont.

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