Washed Up

The shocking discovery of a drowned newborn washed ashore on the banks of the Mississippi River forever changes 11 year old Abatha Cox and Somerset Hills, the small Minnesota community she calls home Lead investigator Arvo Thorson is the only person trusted enough to investigate the baby s murder, but he s drowning too in a toxic cocktail of whiskey, vodka and gin andThe shocking discovery of a drowned newborn washed ashore on the banks of the Mississippi River forever changes 11 year old Abatha Cox and Somerset Hills, the small Minnesota community she calls home Lead investigator Arvo Thorson is the only person trusted enough to investigate the baby s murder, but he s drowning too in a toxic cocktail of whiskey, vodka and gin and his career will be dead in the water unless he can solve the crime Christine Ivory, the brainy, fashionable and compulsively organized social worker caring for the girl, has never been intent on thwarting Arvo Publisher.
Washed Up The shocking discovery of a drowned newborn washed ashore on the banks of the Mississippi River forever changes year old Abatha Cox and Somerset Hills the small Minnesota community she calls home

  • Title: Washed Up
  • Author: Susan Koefod
  • ISBN: 9780878394425
  • Page: 489
  • Format: ebook
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    About the Author

    Susan Koefod

    A native Minnesotan, Susan Koefod spent much of her girlhood taking long bicycle rides and walks through hilly Dakota County and along the beautiful Mississippi River valley that shapes the state s southeastern border Such excursions typically filled her imagination with poetry and story ideas In fact, she invariably thought of herself in the third person, and she fictionalized herself in her early stories, but she relegated herself to the background as she could always invent interesting characters to play the starring roles.Susan Koefod is an award winning novelist Her Arvo Thorson mystery series was praised by Library Journal as a smashing debut with astute observations and gorgeous prose She has also widely published prose and poetry, including placing short stories in national magazines and anthologies NAMING THE STARS Curiosity Quills Press, September 2016 is her young adult debut She is a recent recipient of a McKnight Artist Fellowship for Writers, administered by the Loft Literary Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota Five 25,000 awards are presented annually to accomplished Minnesota writers and spoken word artists She holds an M.F.A in writing from Hamline University, and lives with her family in West St Paul, Minnesota.

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    • Melissa said:
      Aug 21, 2018 - 06:54 AM

      Koefod's debut mystery is a great read! The plot flows along with the same drive and intensity as the mighty Mississippi that plays such a central role. It's filled with quirky, memorable characters that stay with you long after you've read the last sentence. The chemistry between messy Detective Arvo Thorson and perfectionist Christine Ivory is white hot. Abatha Cox is a young girl with an old soul whose closest friend is mother nature. The book is littered with gorgeous passages that provide i [...]

    • Francis said:
      Aug 21, 2018 - 06:54 AM

      The town seems a little seedy, a little gritty, like, it's past its prime, like the detective. The girl is attractive, well organized, very structured, she doesn't like mistakes.So what's the attraction?They're tangled up in a case, he's the detective, she's the social worker. She's methodical, smart, reliable, on time, he has experience, contacts and instincts.She likes to dress up, she likes to plan. He wakes up in pick-ups, wondering what he did the night before.Together they're a team, wheth [...]

    • Kristin Johnson said:
      Aug 21, 2018 - 06:54 AM

      For me the real strength of Washed Up was the characters. I enjoyed getting to know Arvo and Christine. Arvo is a mess, and while things smoothed out for him a bit in the story, he was still hanging on by a thread. It made me want to see what happens to him next. Looking forward to the sequel!

    • Cathy Mccallister said:
      Aug 21, 2018 - 06:54 AM

      I haven't read a mystery in so long! This is a great story that takes place here in MN and is by a MN author-who I get to meet Tuesday night at book club!I love the characters, they are funny, flawed but their hearts are in the right place.

    • Annie said:
      Aug 21, 2018 - 06:54 AM

      a wonderful first book! and a local mystery writer! I can not wait for the next Arvo Thorson book

    • Col said:
      Aug 21, 2018 - 06:54 AM

      Synopsis/blurbSusan Koefod's debut novel was declared a "smashing debut" by Library Journal and a finalist in the Midwest Book Awards. In WASHED UP, a shocking discovery on the banks of the Mississippi River forever changes 11 year-old Abatha Cox and Somerset Hills, the small Minnesota community she calls home. Lead investigator Arvo Thorson is the only person trusted enough to investigate the tragic murder, but he's drowning too--in a toxic cocktail of whiskey, vodka and gin--and his career wil [...]

    • Verena said:
      Aug 21, 2018 - 06:54 AM

      On Labor Day, 2011 the body of a newborn baby was found along on the shore of the Mississippi River south of the Twin Cities. This was the fourth time in the last decade that a baby’s body has been found in this area. At about the same time, this first novel by a local author was published. Her mystery begins with a similar theme of two drowned babies discovered two decades apart. The juxtaposition of the gruesome reality being turned into fiction unsettled, but also intrigued me, as did the l [...]

    • Rachel said:
      Aug 21, 2018 - 06:54 AM

      This was such a well written and interesting mystery novel that also dealt with the topic of child abuse and other types of dysfunction. I thought the main characters were portrayed well, and their development throughout the novel was good. The plot was highly intriguing and entertaining despite dealing with hard topics and involving a very heinous crime. The reason that I gave this novel four rather than five stars is because of how full of vulgar language it was and how there was a completely [...]

    • Michael Kelberer said:
      Aug 21, 2018 - 06:54 AM

      Very nice start to a new series. I liked both main characters quite a bit, and it was fun to discover the complex people behind my initial impressions - a lot like meeting real people. The mystery plot was well constructed, and the pace kept me reading right through to the end. Will definitely read the next entry Broken Down.

    • Katie said:
      Aug 21, 2018 - 06:54 AM

      This is another time I wish Good Reads let you use 1/2 stars because this was more than a 3, but less than a 4 for me. A good, quick read, with some interesting twists and turns. I'll be looking forward to checking out the next in the series!

    • Leah Noel said:
      Aug 21, 2018 - 06:54 AM

      This is a well-paced book that turned into a real page turner near the climax. The main characters were flawed, quirky, believable, and fun. Also many of the metaphors used were so unique, but worked really well.

    • Mary Kay said:
      Aug 21, 2018 - 06:54 AM

      This Minnesota murder mystery has too much of drunken investigators & dead babies to make it comfortable reading.

    • Carol Frazer said:
      Aug 21, 2018 - 06:54 AM

      New author for me and I liked the book!

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