The Mysterious Bookshop

Billheimer, John, The Contrary Blues, An Owen Allison Mystery

The city fathers of Contrary, West Virginia, have been pocketing federal funds for a bus system that exists on paper but not on the winding backcountry roads. When an auditor dies under mysterious circumstances, Department of Transportation inspector Owen Allison is sent to investigate.


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