The Curious Eat Themselves PDF/EPUB Ç The Curious

The Curious Eat Themselves PDF/EPUB Ç The Curious


The Curious Eat Themselves ➲ The Curious Eat Themselves Read ➺ Author John Straley – Centrumpowypadkowe.co.uk PI Cecil Younger is in a jam Louise Root had hired him after she was raped at the Otter Creek gold mine where she was working as a cook She was the best friend of his ex girlfriend, Hannah Louise had PI Cecil Younger is in a jam Louise Root had hired him after she was raped at the Otter Creek gold mine where she was working as a cook She was the best friend of his ex girlfriend, Hannah Louise had come to him for help, and now she s The Curious PDF \ being fished out of the ocean, her throat slashed He has disappointed Hannah once again, yet suddenly everyone wants Younger s help his old friend, Doggy, the DA his autistic roommate, Toddy, whose Labrador retriever has disappeared an image conscious environmental activist even the sleazy executives of Global Mining, whose interest in the case is suspicious This is no longer a simple investigation, but a complicated murder case involving Global s environmentally incorrect waste disposal program and the implications of dumping cyanide into the ground Dead bodies are piling up faster than Younger can count and he has his hands full just trying to stay alive, tracking down the suspects and some missing documents which could lead to the truth.

    The Curious Eat Themselves PDF/EPUB Ç The Curious trying to stay alive, tracking down the suspects and some missing documents which could lead to the truth."/>
  • Paperback
  • 260 pages
  • The Curious Eat Themselves
  • John Straley
  • English
  • 06 February 2019
  • 1569474125

About the Author: John Straley

Novelist John Straley has worked as a secretary, horseshoer, wilderness guide, trail crew foreman, millworker, machinist and private investigator He moved to Sitka, Alaska in and has no plans of leaving John s wife, Jan Straley, is a marine biologist well known for her extensive studies of humpback whales.



10 thoughts on “The Curious Eat Themselves

  1. Karl Karl says:

    I was taken by this book s title The Curious Eat Themselves as much as by the first book in the series In this the second adventure of Cecil Younger we return to Alaska This time Louise Root, who was raped at the Global gold mine where she worked as a cook, hires Cecil to gather evidence of the crime, although she won t tell him who assaulted her Several days later, Louise s body is pulled from a river, her throat slit.Cecil is soon hired by Global Mining s Lee Altman and Charlie Potts, who I was taken by this book s title The Curious Eat Themselves as much as by the first book in the series In this the second adventure of Cecil Younger we return to Alaska This time Louise Root, who was raped at the Global gold mine where she worked as a cook, hires Cecil to gather evidence of the crime, although she won t tell him who assaulted her Several days later, Louise s body is pulled from a river, her throat slit.Cecil is soon hired by Global Mining s Lee Altman and Charlie Potts, who want to know everything about environmentalist Steven Mathews They pay in cash, want no written records of the transaction, and warn Cecil to stay clear of this Louise Root thing Straley maintains the suspense and we learnabout the Alaskan back woods

  2. Anna Anna says:

    The friend who recommended this novel to me said they had mixed feelings about it, and now I understand why The Curious Eat Themselves is a wonderfully titled noir ish murder mystery set in 1990s Alaska and starring a frankly slapdash Defense Investigator do these exist in the UK called Cecil Younger I think lists might help to explain my feelings about it.The Good A really strong sense of place Alaska and its residents seem pretty messed up, but Straley evokes them very vividly The de The friend who recommended this novel to me said they had mixed feelings about it, and now I understand why The Curious Eat Themselves is a wonderfully titled noir ish murder mystery set in 1990s Alaska and starring a frankly slapdash Defense Investigator do these exist in the UK called Cecil Younger I think lists might help to explain my feelings about it.The Good A really strong sense of place Alaska and its residents seem pretty messed up, but Straley evokes them very vividly The details all add up use of light planes to get around everywhere, absence of entertainment that isn t food or alcohol, trees everywhere You can really feel the cold emptiness and inhospitable climate There s a visceral sense that this place is hostile to human life and a minor mistake could kill you Some interesting character dynamics, especially Cecil and his housemate Todd The narrator is most appealing when he s chatting with friends about topics unrelated to the murder Most of the background characters are intriguingly idiosyncratic There are flashes of excellent deadpan humour A convincing depiction of the amoral profit seeking of oil companies.The Bad I liked basically nothing about the central mystery view spoiler A woman has been raped and, after trying to get justice, murdered By different men, as it turns out The rape happens under repugnant circumstances while she was working at a oil compound or whatever you call an onshore oil rig During the investigation, various men suggest that she acted flirtatious, was a tease, and otherwise try to excuse her rape Then, we learn that her throat was slit by another guy, who she trusted and even loved And he did it just because he felt like it This motivation, I was in a murdering mood, is distasteful and flimsy I don t understand why Cecil accepted it The additional murder of the pilot merely added to the sense that Alaska is a land of terrible decisions why would a corporate employee default straight to murder without even trying to intimidate or buy the pilot off And then let Cecil onto the plane carrying the corpse hide spoiler No one in this book is any good at their job view spoiler Cecil is reactive, spends most of the time running away, and doesn t actually solve the mystery it s explained to him The police officer, Doggy, is eveninept I got the impression that Alaska is a place where you can easily get away with very serious crimes Perhaps that was the point The oil companies seem disorganised and inclined to hire murder happy loose cannons, which doesn t seem great for shareholder returns hide spoiler The treatment of women was pretty troubling view spoiler The main female character is a naked corpse While Hannah took a lotinitiative than Cecil, there was no obvious reason for the scene where she bangs him No other female characters gets any pagetime to speak of The rape investigation is not handled well by anyone hide spoiler view spoiler The dog dies hide spoiler The Ambivalent I liked that Cecil didn t carry a gun, then was disappointed when he uses someone else s later on The detailed descriptions of skinning and gutting animals weren t very pleasant for a vegetarian I couldn t decide whether they really served a narrative purpose The ubiquity of alcoholism was depressing and at times reminded me of David Foster Wallace.On balance this novel was well worth reading, though, as my previous knowledge of Alaska was entirely gleaned from The Simpsons Movie None of that conflicts with The Curious Eat Themselves , although the novel manages much greater depth I appreciated the insight into a strange and seedy corner of the world, and some of the deadpan narration, without liking the events that transpired

  3. James James says:

    I discovered John Straley when I took a friend s recommendation and read Cold Storage Alaska Since then, I ve started on his Cecil Younger series, of which this is the second.The quirky titles were an attraction, but beyond that, I think I appreciate the sense of place that the reader gets from this collection of Alaskan noir While not in the same league with James Lee Burke or John Sandford, Straley does for Sitka, Alaska and environs what Burke does for New Iberia and southern Louisiana I discovered John Straley when I took a friend s recommendation and read Cold Storage Alaska Since then, I ve started on his Cecil Younger series, of which this is the second.The quirky titles were an attraction, but beyond that, I think I appreciate the sense of place that the reader gets from this collection of Alaskan noir While not in the same league with James Lee Burke or John Sandford, Straley does for Sitka, Alaska and environs what Burke does for New Iberia and southern Louisiana and what Sandford does for the Twin Cities and southern Minnesota.I am enjoying getting to know Cecil, learningabout him with each book Hannah isof a mystery to me at this point She was introduced in The Woman Who Married a Bear as the woman who used to love me and while she is prominent in Curious , I still don t feel that I know her as well as I do Cecil.Toddy is the other major recurring character and may be my favorite His devotion to his lost dog and his simple faith in Cecil, even when Cecil sometimes lets him down, are touching There s a bittersweet plot line in Curious regarding Toddy and his dog.Perhaps it s because I just read Sandford s latest, and no one matches him for catchy dialog and excellent pacing of the action, but I found my progress through Straley muchplodding The atmosphere is as gloomy as I imagine southeastern Alaska to be, and Straley s prose is vaguer than Sandford s and not quite as poetic as Burke s But using those two as standards is probably unfair.Give Straley a try I ve found him to be worth it

  4. Barb Barb says:

    I have a hard time following the story sometimes but I m still enjoying this series The setting in a hard life part of Alaska and the hard drinking people surviving there is way different than the sugary view we often get Lots of twists make it a good read.

  5. Marty Nicholas Marty Nicholas says:

    Straley is the best at writing about life on the edge in Alaska The mystery is a good one but his evocative writing brings Alaska alive for the reader and makes this worthwhile.

  6. Julie Julie says:

    Straley takes a long time to build his stories he s not into flashy action or minimizing his character s thought processes for the sake of moving the narrative along quickly That s a compliment I don t care for the James Patterson school of thriller Cecil Younger is a character with hidden depths, and you read along feeling that Straley is never going to give you all you want to know about him I love the setting of these novels Alaska and Straley s poetical, sometimes brutal, descripti Straley takes a long time to build his stories he s not into flashy action or minimizing his character s thought processes for the sake of moving the narrative along quickly That s a compliment I don t care for the James Patterson school of thriller Cecil Younger is a character with hidden depths, and you read along feeling that Straley is never going to give you all you want to know about him I love the setting of these novels Alaska and Straley s poetical, sometimes brutal, descriptions of the landscapes and wilderness Brutal in the sense of harsh and realistic, not in the violent sense you might associate with a mystery thriller This one took me quite awhile to finish, but it was worth it I look forward to the next installment Straley is gifted in his use of language

  7. Jon Jon says:

    My second of John Straley s Alaskan murder mysteries, and even better than his first The strange title is a quote from Theodore Roethke two characters argue about where in his poetry it appears, but they don t give a context, enticing a certain kind of reader me to look it up I hoped that surrounding lines in Roethke s poetry would help with the significance of the title for the novel but it turns out that the line stands by itself in a short section entitled Proverbs of Purgatory There My second of John Straley s Alaskan murder mysteries, and even better than his first The strange title is a quote from Theodore Roethke two characters argue about where in his poetry it appears, but they don t give a context, enticing a certain kind of reader me to look it up I hoped that surrounding lines in Roethke s poetry would help with the significance of the title for the novel but it turns out that the line stands by itself in a short section entitled Proverbs of Purgatory There is no context Nevertheless, even though I only have inklings of the significance of the title, the novel is excellent and I m looking forward to the next one

  8. Susan Emmet Susan Emmet says:

    Although I haven t read Straley s Cecil Younger series in order, that s okay.I really liked this mystery.Cecil Younger continues to make hay for himself as a small town private investigator Straley captures Sitka and Alaska with a keen eye.Taking on corporations and those dedicated to profit at the cost of the environment, as well as to avenging unwarranted death, Cecil doesn t find himself so often drunk, or so often under other people s clouds.He forges a way to truth always at a price.Good Although I haven t read Straley s Cecil Younger series in order, that s okay.I really liked this mystery.Cecil Younger continues to make hay for himself as a small town private investigator Straley captures Sitka and Alaska with a keen eye.Taking on corporations and those dedicated to profit at the cost of the environment, as well as to avenging unwarranted death, Cecil doesn t find himself so often drunk, or so often under other people s clouds.He forges a way to truth always at a price.Good book

  9. LJ LJ says:

    THE CURIOUS EAT THEMSELVES NRStraley, John 2nd in Cecil Younger seriesCecil Younger is a defense investigator working out of Sitka, Alaska Though most of Younger s clients are defendants, this one is the victim of a crime Louise Roots wants Younger to break through corporate cover ups and police apathy to find evidence against the man who raped her in an isolated mining camp Before she can tell him the details, her throat is slashed.Could not get into the characters.

  10. Savannah Savannah says:

    Another competent mystery from the Cecil Younger series Somehow, these aren t as heavy handedly mysteries as many, perhaps because the characters seem just as baffled as the reader these novels unfoldas stories where the plot questions are somewhat resolved at the end, but there s no real sense of triumph Straley s a strong, evocative writer, but his gentle touch and lack of flash make it easy to overlook that.

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