City of Saints by Andrew Hunt audiobook

City of Saints

By Andrew Hunt
Read by Richard Waterhouse

Blackstone Publishing, Blackstone Publishing
10.92 Hours Unabridged
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To the outside observer, Salt Lake City seems to be the squeaky-clean “City of Saints”—its nickname since Mormon pioneers first arrived. Its wide roads, huge Mormon temple topped by a horn-blowing angel, and orderly neighborhoods give it the appearance of the ideal American city. But looks can be deceiving. When beautiful socialite Helen Kent Pfalzgraf turns up dead, Salt Lake County Deputy Art Oveson—a twentysomething husband, dad, and devout Mormon just getting his start—finds himself thrust into the role of detective. With his partner, a foul-mouthed, vice-ridden former strikebreaker, he begins to pursue Pfalzgraf’s murderer (or murderers). Their search takes them into the dark underbelly of Salt Lake City, a place rife with blackmail, corruption, and murder. Throw in a cowardly sheriff seeking reelection, a prominent local physician with a host of skeletons in his closet, and swirling rumors of an affair between the murder victim and an elusive Hollywood star, and you’ve got City of Saints, a mystery based on a true yet largely forgotten murder that once captivated the nation but still remains unsolved eighty years later.

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Summary

Summary

To the outside observer, Salt Lake City seems to be the squeaky-clean “City of Saints”—its nickname since Mormon pioneers first arrived. Its wide roads, huge Mormon temple topped by a horn-blowing angel, and orderly neighborhoods give it the appearance of the ideal American city. But looks can be deceiving. When beautiful socialite Helen Kent Pfalzgraf turns up dead, Salt Lake County Deputy Art Oveson—a twentysomething husband, dad, and devout Mormon just getting his start—finds himself thrust into the role of detective. With his partner, a foul-mouthed, vice-ridden former strikebreaker, he begins to pursue Pfalzgraf’s murderer (or murderers). Their search takes them into the dark underbelly of Salt Lake City, a place rife with blackmail, corruption, and murder. Throw in a cowardly sheriff seeking reelection, a prominent local physician with a host of skeletons in his closet, and swirling rumors of an affair between the murder victim and an elusive Hollywood star, and you’ve got City of Saints, a mystery based on a true yet largely forgotten murder that once captivated the nation but still remains unsolved eighty years later.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Richard Waterhouse portrays Oveson’s naïve fortitude with a gentle tone that reflects his Mormon ideals. Waterhouse’s simple, moderately-paced reading allows the listener to accept the unsullied ideals of the young deputy, even when he’s surrounded by the ugly realities of adultery and corruption, not to mention his foul-mouthed partner.” AudioFile

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Author Bio: Andrew Hunt

Author Bio: Andrew Hunt

ANDREW HUNT is a professor of history in Waterloo, Ontario. His areas of study include post-1945 U.S. History, the Civil Rights Movement, the Vietnam War, and the American West. He has written reviews for The Globe and Mail and The National Post, and he is the author of two works of nonfiction, The Turning and David Dellinger and is coauthor of The 1980s. He grew up in Salt Lake City, where his novel, City of Saints, is set, and he currently lives in Canada.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental
Category: Fiction/Mystery & Detective
Runtime: 10.92
Audience: Adult
Language: English