The Dog Killer of Utica: An Eliot Conte Mystery

The Dog Killer of Utica: An Eliot Conte Mystery

Frank Lentricchia


“Vivid and unnerving . . . Eliot Conte is an fast original.”
—The Washington Post

Someone's taking pictures canine in Utica . . .

Ex-PI Eliot Conte (“part Mike Hammer and half William S. Burroughs,” in response to The Washington Post) inspiration he’d escaped the sordid underworld of usual Mafia networks, unsolved crimes, and the threat of his political kingmaker father that make up the history in his gritty homeland of Utica, New York.

He’s again to his outdated love, educating American literature, and a brand new love, policewoman Catherine Cruz. however the peace doesn’t final long. 

First, considered one of Eliot’s scholars, a Bosnian Muslim, disappears, leaving a path of texts and e-mails that recommend a terrorism plot underway. in the meantime, the tightknit group is disturbed through a sequence of brutal murders of dogs. 

And regardless of the place he appears to be like, the path turns out to steer again to secrets and techniques Conte was hoping he’d buried endlessly.

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