The John Francis Cuddy Private Investigator Novels
(hc: Walker & Co., 1984; pb: Warner, 1985, and Pocket Books,
1991) -- The novel that introduces Cuddy, as he’s asked to search for the
missing son of a suburban-Boston judge when the pillar of the community
doesn’t seem to want his own child returned to him.
THE STAKED GOAT
(hc: Harper & Row, 1986; pb: Pocket, 1987 and 1991) -- In
mid-eighties Boston, Pittsburgh, and Washington, D.C., Cuddy tries to
find the killer of a friend of his from the Military Police during the
Tet Offensive in Saigon.
SO LIKE SLEEP
(hc: Harper & Row, 1987; pb: Pocket, 1988 and 1991) -- Cuddy
is asked to help a black college student accused of killing his white
girlfriend just before a group counseling session involving hypnosis.
(hc: Harper & Row, 1988; pb: Pocket, 1989 and 1991) -- Cuddy
reluctantly becomes the bodyguard of a battered wife during her stormy divorce.
(hc: Harper & Row, 1989; pb: Pocket, 1990) -- Cuddy tries
to determine who killed a reporter’s confidential source.
RIGHT TO DIE
(hc: Pocket, 1991; pb: Pocket, 1992) -- Cuddy tries to help a
law professor who, during her crusade to legalize assisted suicide,
receives death threats herself.
(hc: Pocket, 1992; pb: Pocket, 1993)--When a young
fashion model is killed, Cuddy becomes dragooned into finding her killer
by her father, a Boston mobster.
(hc: Pocket, 1993; pb: Pocket, 1994) -- Cuddy, like a fish out of
water, investigates the killing in rural Maine of three people from
ACT OF GOD
(hc: Pocket, 1994; pb: Pocket, 1995)--Cuddy is asked to
determine whether the killing of a furniture-store owner and the
disappearance of his secretary are related.
RESCUE (hc: Pocket, 1995; pb: Pocket, 1996) -- In New Hampshire and
Florida, Cuddy searches for a boy with a prominent birthmark when his
natural parents seem unconcerned about his apparent kidnapping.
|INVASION OF PRIVACY|
(hc: Pocket, 1996; pb: Pocket, 1997) -- A female
banker asks Cuddy to look into the background of her new boyfriend, who
at age 45 seems to have no financial history.
|THE ONLY GOOD LAWYER |
(hc: Pocket, 1998; pb: Pocket, 1999) -- Cuddy tries
to help a husband accused of murdering his wife’s divorce attorney, who
was a partner in a Boston law firm and served earlier as a prosecutor of
(hc: Pocket, 1999; pb: Pocket, 2000) -- Cuddy is asked by his
former Military Police commander in Vietnam to investigate who could
have killed his grand-daughter during a "birthday party" in Fort
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