Residue / Michael McGarrity.

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      First edition.
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      Summary: "Retired police chief Kevin Kerney returns--this time as the prime suspect in a brutal cold-case murder. A long-unsolved mystery gets a grim new break when the bones of Kim Ward are unearthed in Las Cruces, New Mexico, forty-five years after her disappearance. Suspicion swiftly falls on her old college boyfriend: none other than retired police chief Kevin Kerney. The chief's hopes of clearing his name look bleak in the face of damning evidence compiled against him by State Police Lieutenant Clayton Istee--Kerney's own son. Left grasping for clues, with no alibi and not a single witness to speak for him, Kerney and his wife must race to reconstruct long-past events to identify the one person who can clear his name and expose the killer before it's too late. As their investigation unfolds, they'll discover that Kim Ward's murder isn't the only crime they'll have to solve before they can put danger behind them"-- Provided by publisher.
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      MCGARRITY, M. Residue. First edition. [s. l.]: W. W. Norton & Company, 2018. ISBN 9780393634358. Disponível em: Acesso em: 14 ago. 2020.
    • AMA:
      McGarrity M. Residue. First edition. W. W. Norton & Company; 2018. Accessed August 14, 2020.
    • APA:
      McGarrity, M. (2018). Residue (First edition.). W. W. Norton & Company.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      McGarrity, Michael. 2018. Residue. First edition. Kevin Kerney Novels. W. W. Norton & Company.
    • Harvard:
      McGarrity, M. (2018) Residue. First edition. W. W. Norton & Company (Kevin Kerney novels). Available at: (Accessed: 14 August 2020).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      McGarrity, M 2018, Residue, First edition., Kevin Kerney novels, W. W. Norton & Company, viewed 14 August 2020, .
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      McGarrity, Michael. Residue. First edition., W. W. Norton & Company, 2018. EBSCOhost,
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      McGarrity, Michael. Residue. First edition. Kevin Kerney Novels. W. W. Norton & Company, 2018.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      McGarrity M. Residue [Internet]. First edition. W. W. Norton & Company; 2018 [cited 2020 Aug 14]. (Kevin Kerney novels). Available from:


Booklist Reviews 2018 October #1

Teenaged Kimberly Ward, pretty and popular, vanished one day forty-five years ago and the investigation went nowhere. Now a construction crew tearing up new ground unearths bones that are quickly identified as hers. A warrant goes out for the last person seen with her. He's author McGarrity's series hero Kevin Kerney, here a retired police chief. There's a twist: the cop compiling evidence against him is his son, police lieutenant Clayton Istee. This is an awkward situation for the characters and is likely to be so for readers, too, as they wonder what this whole effort is about. The meat of a mighty mystery is here: buried murder, drugs, betrayal, sniper fire, even allusions to cockfighting, but patient readers must perceive it from a distance, through the interstices of scenes that go nowhere. Stolen journal pages. A DEA agent who ran off with $5 million. The problem is the book needs a point of view. A narrator to be in charge of all this material. Recommended for readers who enjoy leisurely mysteries set in the Southwest. Copyright 2018 Booklist Reviews.

PW Reviews 2018 August #4

Multiple plot contrivances mar bestseller McGarrity's 13th mystery featuring former police chief Kevin Kerney (after 2008's Dead or Alive). Kevin is looking forward to celebrating his wife Sara Brannon's retirement from the U.S. Army when he gets a call from Isabel Istee—the mother of his New Mexico state policeman son, Clayton—who informs him that he's about to be arrested for murder. Flash back eight days to a groundbreaking ceremony for an artist-in-residence center, whose attendees include Clayton, the Spanish ambassador to the U.S., and the New Mexico governor. To the horror of those assembled, the backhoe unearths a human skeleton, subsequently identified as belonging to Kim Ward, a college friend of Kevin's who spent the night with him on the property back in 1973. The discovery of a gun near the remains matching one that Kevin reported missing two days after he spent time with Kim strengthens the case against him. The search for Kim's murderer lacks suspense, and readers without prior investment in the characters and their interpersonal dynamics aren't likely to be captivated by them. Agent: Marcy Posner, Folio Literary Management. (Oct.)

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