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Wicked is the Whiskey: A Sean McClanahan Mystery by Tom Purcell

When the world-famous John Preston jumps to his death from the Maryville Bridge in Pittsburgh, PA everyone at McClanahan's Irish Pub is speculating about his death. Private Eye Sean McClanahan is as curious as anyone -- particularly when he is visited at the family pub by two unusual ladies who want him to investigate Preston's death. Of course, that's long before he knows what Preston's demise will put him through.

This is the first Sean McClanahan mystery by nationally syndicated humor columnist Tom Purcell, author of "Misadventures of a 1970s Childhood." Filled with colorful characters common to the hills and valleys of one of America's most storied industrial cities, McClanahan sets off on a dangerous odyssey that could be his very last.