(3 customer reviews)


They found Angela Hartwell lying in the shallow waters beside the golf course. There was not a mark on her, yet she was dead, strangled. How could that be?

Once again, it’s up to Harry Starke to find out. The investigation takes him into a world he’s very familiar with, a world of affluence, privilege, and corruption.

To solve the mystery, he must deal with three murders, a beautiful used car dealer, her lovely twin sisters, and a crooked banker. Not to mention Burke and Hare, two crazy repo men who will stop at nothing to protect their employer’s interests. There’s also the matter of an ingenious, sadistic killer. But nothing is ever quite what it seems.

Book #4 in The Harry starkes Novels series

3 reviews for Checkmate

  1. Susan May

    Another great Harry Starke book. One of my favorite authors is Lee Child & the Jack Reacher series. Harry reminds me of him. I was so glad that Amanda was okay. Great job Blair Howard I am hooked! Thumbs up.

  2. Randi Robinson

    I love Blair Howard. I had read the first 3 Harry Starke books but had not listened to an audiobook. I always compared Harry to Stuart Woods’ Stone Barrington-they both are insanely rich, love good food, good wine , and women. This audiobook showed me the difference-The Accent! I keep forgetting Harry is from Chattanooga and has a southern accent. Now I have a voice in my head for Harry. Thanks Tom Lennon. In this book, Harry finds a body in the river at the country club. In the process of solving this mystery, Harry and Amanda get shot at while watching the river Harry loves from his condo, destroying the glass wall and Harry’s future enjoyment of watching the river. After a lot of dead ends, Harry finally figure this one out. Great book!

  3. Rosemary HUGHES

    Harry is commendered into helping an over worked Detective Kate, with a woman who was found dead, just off the golf course.
    Harry, finding that the woman’s husband had died from a heart attack 12 months earlier, went on the alert.
    All friends and acquaintances felt the guy had been super fit, and was surprised that his heart had failed.
    Harry wasn’t surprised to find his wife was stating, to anyone that would listen that he had been killed.
    So the saga had begun, but it became a very complicated and complex list of suspects.
    Yes, another engaging tale of murder and misdirection.

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