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by Charlene Weir

  • ISBN: 031231020X
  • Category: Mystery
  • Subcategory: Suspense and Obscurity
  • Author: Charlene Weir
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Minotaur Books; 1 edition (November 14, 2003)
  • Pages: 272
  • ePub book: 1394 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1115 kb
  • Other: lrf lit mbr txt
  • Rating: 4.2
  • Votes: 636

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Police Chief Susan Wren's investigation reveals evidence that points straight to Jack Garrett. All three have ties to Hampstead, Kansas, where Susan Wren is police chief. Charlene Weir's first novel, The Winter Widow, won the Malice Domestic Award in 1991.

Police Chief Susan Wren's investigation reveals evidence that points straight to Jack Garrett. Converging on Hampstead are presidential. She lives in El Cerrito, CA. Библиографические данные. Up in Smoke: A Case for Police Chief Susan Wren Police Chief Susan Wren Series (Том 6).

Susan Wren is Chief of Police in Hampstead, Kansas. Governor Jack Garrett is running for President. He and his entourage have come back to Hampstead to kick off his campaign with a homecoming rally. Susan?s cousin Sean Donovan is in town as he is a reporter covering Garrett?s campaign. Casilda Storm (Cass) has returned to Hampstead to Aunt Jean?s house. She finds a large dog in the middle of the road in a rain storm. Should Susan arrest a sitting governor or Sean Donovan?. UP IN SMOKE – Ex Charlene Weir – 6th in series When Sean Donovan, cousin to Sheriff Susan Wren, goes to interview Wakely Fromm, who's been in a wheelchair since fighting a forest fire 20 years earlier with his best friend Jack Garrett, governor of Kansas who wants to be President; he finds Fromm dead in his bathroom, shot in the head, apparently.

FREE shipping on qualifying offers. Former big-city cop-turned-Kansas police chief Susan Wren follows a grisly trail of consecutive murders within the Barrington family practice to a well of tormented secrets as tragic as the crimes themselves.

A heat wave has struck Hampstead, Kansas, and Susan Wren, police chief of the sweltering town, has a vile flu.

For Chief of Police Susan Wren, investigating a homicide comes with the territory, but when a young friend gets caught in the crossfire, the former big-city cop's routine work becomes a personal mission. On the heels of a severe thunderstorm, Governor Jack Garrett comes to Hampstead with his friend and constant companion Wakely Fromm. Twenty years ago they battled a forest fire that left Wakely confined to a wheelchair and made Jack a hero. A heat wave has struck Hampstead, Kansas, and Susan Wren, police chief of the sweltering town, has a vile flu.

Up in Smoke: A Case for Police Chief Susan Wren. Trouble brews for the campaign, however, when the business card of Sean Donovan, one of the campaign workers, and Susan's cousin, turns up at a homicide scene. Police Chief Susan Wren's investigation reveals evidence that points straight to Jack Garrett. Should Susan arrest a sitting governor or Sean Donovan? Read on the Scribd mobile app. Download the free Scribd mobile app to read anytime, anywhere. Publisher: Macmillan PublishersReleased: Nov 14, 2003ISBN: 9781466834460Format: book. Titles In This Series (1).

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Up in Smoke: A Case for Police Chief Susan Wren

Up in Smoke: A Case for Police Chief Susan Wren. She struggles to keep up with work piling on her desk, while also dealing with a troubled teenage girl, a delusional World War II veteran, and a rookie cop who needs to be fired before her enthusiasm and inexperience get someone killed. If this weren't enough to contend with, trouble from the outside world enters the small town.

Atchison Kansas Police Department. This page is not monitored 24/7. One can imagine the fights for who got to drive each day!

Atchison Kansas Police Department. One can imagine the fights for who got to drive each day! Bottom: This picture was taken this year and showcases from left: current Chief Mike Wilson, Lt.

Charlene Weir weaves an intricate tale and Susan Wren encounters every obstacle she meets with courage and .

Charlene Weir weaves an intricate tale and Susan Wren encounters every obstacle she meets with courage and resourcefulness. Cary Black is new in Hampstead, hiding out from her abusive policeman husband, Mitch.

On the heels of a severe thunderstorm, Governor Jack Garrett comes to Hampstead with his friend and constant companion Wakely Fromm. Twenty years ago they battled a forest fire that left Wakely confined to a wheelchair and made Jack a hero. Now Jack is battling for his party's nomination as presidential candidate.Trouble brews for the campaign, however, when the business card of Sean Donovan, one of the campaign workers, and Susan's cousin, turns up at a homicide scene. Police Chief Susan Wren's investigation reveals evidence that points straight to Jack Garrett. Should Susan arrest a sitting governor or Sean Donovan?

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i enjoyed this book, with some caveats. It takes a while for Susan Wren and the other members of the police force to get involved in the story lines. And there were so many new characters to keep straight that about the half-way point I felt I had to go back and make a list of who everyone was.

And I kept wondering how the future Kansas governor and two other townsmen were fighting a forest fire in Kansas twenty years before. Finally I learned they were not in Kansas but in Montana. Then the question was, why were three fellows from a small town in Kansas fighting a fire in Montana? I found out, from another novel, that firefighting crews cross state lines, but I think this should have been mentioned.

A big plus was Chief Wren's cousin.
superstar superstar
Normally I find a plot with so many characters muddled and confusing. No so here! The characters are so well drawn and interesting, each stands clearly on it's own, yet they weave together to form a very good story. It also provides and interesting, and timely, backstage look at the running of a presidential campaign. I've always felt Weir is a much-overlooked writer who deserves more notice. I highly recommend this series.
Vivaral Vivaral
While I enjoyed all the earlier entries in the series this one did not meet expectations and to be honest I quit about half way though.
Katishi Katishi
Governor Jack Garrett is one of the several Democratic Candidates running for the office of President. Twenty years ago, he was a smoke jumper whose bravery saved three men in an out of control forest fire on Pale Horse Mountain in Montana. His friend since childhood Wakely Fromm was severally injured in that fire leading to his being wheelchair bound. For the past two decades Jack has taken care of him.
When Jack and his campaign team come to Hampstead, Kansas, trouble follows. The wife of a man who was on Pale Horse Mountain when Jack was fighting the fire is found murdered in the trunk of her car. Her younger sister was badly injured by someone who broke into her home but with time she is expected to recover. Wakely is murdered in a homicide made to look like a suicide and if Police Chief Susan Wren finds the common link that ties these people together, she will have named her killer.
Charlene Weir weaves a tangled web that somehow is totally believable in turns of plots and characterizations. There are some very interesting sub-plots that enhance and ultimately run into the main storyline including a suicidal woman who finds she has much to live for when the killer tries to make her victim number five. In a classic turnabout, she is the one that finally confronts the killer and is doing so learns to cope with the loss of her husband and child at the hands of a drunken driver. UP IN SMOKE is a very creative work that gives readers an insider?s look into a political campaign.
Harriet Klausner
Nothing personal Nothing personal
Susan Wren is Chief of Police in Hampstead, Kansas. Governor Jack Garrett is running for President. He and his entourage have come back to Hampstead to kick off his campaign with a homecoming rally.
Susan?s cousin Sean Donovan is in town as he is a reporter covering Garrett?s campaign.
Casilda Storm (Cass) has returned to Hampstead to Aunt Jean?s house. She finds a large dog in the middle of the road in a rain storm. She takes it in. Luke and Laura (her husband and daughter) were killed by a drunk driver. She is planning suicide. Jack is an old friend. He has Bernie Quaid enlist her help with the campaign.
M. L. Shoals (Em) has come to town planning to murder the governor.
Wakely Fromm is Jack?s childhood friend. He was paralyzed in a fire jumping incident many years ago. Jack takes care of him and has him travel with him. Jack?s wife Molly is not too pleased with this situation.
A woman calls 911 from the trunk of a car but no one can track down where she is located. She is later found murdered. Her niece Arlene Harlow (Moonbeam Melody as she prefers to be called) runs away. The killer comes looking for something and ends up attacking Moonbeam. Officer Luke Demarco cares for her and becomes her friend. This relationship is believable in a small-town atmosphere. It lets us get to know Demarco a little better.
Then Wakely Fromm is found murdered. Susan has her work cut out for her to get to the truth and find the killer.

I find these books a little hard to get into because there are so many different threads to the story, but once I?m in, I?m hooked! She has created fantastic characters for this story. Plus I really like Chief Susan. She has had hardship ? she lost her husband of four weeks! She doesn?t know if she wants to stay in Hampstead or return to San Francisco. The author has truly captured this struggle.
The various characters related to the governor are very well constructed and their interactions are so well written that I forgot they weren?t real.
I highly recommend this book.
Qwne Qwne
I won't bore you with the plot--let's go straight to the evaluation. This is a good book! It's got action, well-drawn characters, several intertwining subplots, lots of interesting background--and, the prose craftsmanship is outstanding. Well worth reading!