Deadstick

Deadstick Owen Keane failed seminarian once hoped to find cosmic answers in human mysteries but he s traded that quest for a nine to five job at a New York law firm and a quiet life Quiet that is until a c

  • Title: Deadstick
  • Author: Terence Faherty
  • ISBN: 9781932325171
  • Page: 468
  • Format: Paperback
  • Owen Keane, failed seminarian, once hoped to find cosmic answers in human mysteries, but he s traded that quest for a nine to five job at a New York law firm and a quiet life Quiet, that is, until a cryptic request for information on an accident that took the lives of a playboy aviator and his fianc e cracks the solid earth beneath Keane s feet and pitches him once againOwen Keane, failed seminarian, once hoped to find cosmic answers in human mysteries, but he s traded that quest for a nine to five job at a New York law firm and a quiet life Quiet, that is, until a cryptic request for information on an accident that took the lives of a playboy aviator and his fianc e cracks the solid earth beneath Keane s feet and pitches him once again into darkness and doubt This Mystery Company edition marks the twentieth anniversary of the original publication of Faherty s Edgar Award nominated first novel.

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    About “Terence Faherty”

    1. Terence Faherty

      Terence Faherty 1954 is an American author of mystery novels.My name is Terence Faherty I m a storyteller whose stories most often take the form of mysteries A critic once noted, cryptically but correctly, that all my stories are mysteries, even the ones that aren t I do see basic storytelling and mystery solving as linked, because in so many stories the protagonist is trying to answer a question or right a wrong This is why I see the mystery and especially the private eye story as a particularly straightforward form of storytelling a problem is posed and a hero sets out to resolve it At least, it would be straightforward if all clients were forthcoming and truthful I ve written two series in book form The Owen Keane series follows the bumpy life of a failed seminarian turned amateur sleuth a job title I love It s been nominated twice for the Mystery Writers of America s Edgar Award and once for the Anthony Award and it s won a Macavity Award from Mystery Readers International The Scott Elliott series is set in old Hollywood during its decline and fall Elliott, an operative for a shady security company, tries to slow that decline and fall in his own small way Elliott has been nominated for three Shamus Awards from the Private Eye Writers of America and taken home two Uncanny Short story writen by Terence Faherty.Series Owen Keane Mystery Scott Elliott Mystery

    309 thoughts on “Deadstick”

    1. I met Terence Faherty at a writing conference last summer where he led a workshop. I'm not a mystery reader but after learning that the protagonist is a "failed seminarian" I had to give the first book in this series a turn. I purchased the eBook and read it in my Kindle. I won't attempt to judge it against other books in its genre. What I will do is say that I came to care about Owen Keane. The story started too slowly for me, but I stuck with it and found the pace picking up about half way thr [...]


    2. Researcher Owen Keane is given the assignment of investigating the crash in 1941 of a private plane carrying a millionaire aviator and his fiancee. Was it an accident or sabotage? Why was the plane headed in the opposite direction from the one planned? Most importantly, why does the victim's brother want to know what happened forty years later? Always seeking more deeply than most investigators, former seminarian Keane will find answers that surprise even those who thought they knew the most.


    3. Top notch mystery, with one of my favorite characters--Owen Keane,a failed Catholic seminarian who delves into the secrets of the universe and comes face to face with real life mysteries. The Owen Keane books by Terence Faherty can be read in any order, but there is an added resonance if you read them in the order of publication. "Deadstick" is the first in the Owen Keane series, and it should not be confused with "Dead-Stick" by J.L. Washburn.


    4. A lot was left to the reader's imaginatione reader decides what really happens because Owen's summation of the events surrounding the deaths of William/Robert could have easily been explained several ways. I don't think there was a real ending just a closing with little resolution in my mind.



    5. This first Owen Keane mystery follows the legal researcher and ex-seminarian as he tries to find answers to a 40-yar-old mystery. A wealthy recluse sends Owen on a trail through his own “mean streets, the New York Public Library” and into the Pine Barrens of New Jersey.This was an only okay story, a little too many introspective musings and a vague and absolving ending. My favorite part was the (very brief) description of the amateur detective’s 1965 Karmann-Ghia.


    6. The first of my Uncle Terry's mystery novels featuring amateur detective Owen Keane. His books aren't your typical bloody, violent, action mystery books. They're much more subtle and are more for the intellectual reader. Part of the reason I enjoy these books so much is because many of them take place in towns that I know in New Jersey.


    7. I'm not too far into this book but have met the author a few times (and thanks to Jodi had dinner with him)so she gifted me with this first in series. The main character is Owen Keane and he is a research assistant for a lawyer. I'll comment more later when I am finished. :-)


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