The Devil May Care (Mac McKenzie, #11) by David Housewright

The Devil May Care (Mac McKenzie, #11)

Riley Brodin is the granddaughter of Walter Muehlenhaus - a man as rich, powerful, and connected as anyone since the days of J. P. Morgan. Despite her family's connections, it's McKenzie she reaches out to when her relatively new boyfriend goes missing. Despite his reservations about getting involved with the Muehlenhaus family - again - McKenzie agrees to look for one Juan Carlos Navarre. What he finds, though, is a man who appears to be a ghost...

Details The Devil May Care (Mac McKenzie, #11)

TitleThe Devil May Care (Mac McKenzie, #11)
Release DateJun 3rd, 2014
PublisherMinotaur Books
GenreMystery, Thriller, Mystery Thriller, Crime, Fiction

Reviews The Devil May Care (Mac McKenzie, #11)

  • Susan Grace
    I really enjoy this series! In this book #11, David Housewright pays tribute to Jim Butcher with a short quote, "But just because you're paranoid doesn't mean there isn't an invisible demon about to eat your face." I am also a big Dresden Files fan and with Mr. Housewright including this quote in his book, he went up a notch in my already great admiration!
  • Marca
    I accidentally picked up this book at the library. Wasn’t wearing my glasses and saw “David” on the cover – thought it was David Baldacci. The cover art kinda looked like a Baldacci book. I decided to read the book anyway since it was a mystery and was glad I did. Rushmore McKenzie, a retired police officer who is now wealthy, is approached by a young woman from the town’s richest family to find her missing boyfriend. Adventure ensues. ...
  • Sherri
    well this is a delightful book for many reasons. Great author with great characters but since it is set around Lake Minnetonka it was just a TRIP to see all the references. Loved it !!!
  • Jan
    Another wonderful twisty plot! Loved it! He visited one of my favorite escape places--Galena, Illinois. But he didn't make it to another of my favorite places--Betty's Pies. I also love his sly, humorous sarcasm. Secondary characters are also developed to move the plot forward. Simply, I love each entry in this series!
  • Sharon Reed
    Good. I enjoyed it.
  • Dave
    This is my second "McKenzie" novel.While I will read more of the series, I didn't enjoy this one as much as the other one I read.
  • Edward
    Decent read, but if I were going to nitpick I feel like the ending was a little weak. I think it was supposed to have some ambiguity....
  • Wendy
    I always enjoy a mystery set in Minnesota.
  • Molly Panzer
    This was good. He's appearing at rum river library in October and I wanted to have read something recent. I have read one or two of his earlier titles. Love the minnesota connection.
  • Brandi
    I loved this book. I think there is a character reference back to Terri Reid but I am not entirely certain as I read that book last year, I will take a look. I love McKenzie and I cannot until my library gets the next book in the series.
  • Sharon Mensing
    In this 11th Mac McKenzie book, "that fucking McKenzie" is prevailed upon by the granddaughter of his rich nemesis, Walter Muehlenhaus, to find her missing Spanish boyfriend. Riley Muehlenhaus, the Muehlenhaus Girl, has been more than dating Juan Carlos Navarre, when he suddenly disappears. As McKenzie begins the search among the über-wealthy Minnesotans whose company Riley and Juan Carlos keep, he runs afoul of the reincarnation of a Hispanic M...
  • Karl Jorgenson
    David Housewright writes like Robert Parker. I told him so at an author chat and he said, 'I've been accused of that.' Their detectives are similar: wise-ass tough guys with a powerful streak of cool sophistication, right down to their weird names: Spenser (Parker) and Rushmore (Housewright). The problem I see fits the work of both authors: Rushmore is too cool for school. It's hard to credit this sharpie running around loose, poking into stuff, ...
  • CarolineFromConcord
    McKenzie is a former policeman and unlicensed private investigator in the Twin Cities who loves danger. In this mystery, David Housewright has McKenzie hunting for a rich girl's missing boyfriend. I was not crazy about the long lists of possessions that the author employs repeatedly to show that characters are wealthy, and I was not crazy about some overused thriller memes, but I found the plot satisfyingly complicated.The missing boyfriend may n...
  • Lynn
    Fast paced murder mystery. Lots of Twin Cities/Minn detail.
  • Kat
    mackenzie was hired by the mobs granddaughter to find her boyfriend (she ended up engaged to a woman so im not quite sure why she wanted to find him so badly). turned out he wasnt who he said he was, stolen millions of $. he got caught , mckinzie killed a bad guy and another broke his leg in a accident trying to follow him. nina wants to move in together!
  • Harvey
    Very solid entry in this consistently well -written and well plotted series.Rushmore McKenzie is a great character...the now wealthy, retired-young ex-cop with too much time on his hands.Also enjoy the Twin Cities and Minnesota lake locations.
  • Su
    I will say outright that Housewright's works are equal to John Sandford's writing. Both are Minnesota authors and both have what seems to be an inside workings of the knowledge a Minnesota cop would have. Wonderful!
  • Ampersand Inc.
    If you like a well written mystery with good characters and a satisfying conclusion please read David Housewright. I was so surprised when I discovered him that I hadn't heard of him before - he writes good quality mystery fiction.
  • Joe O'Connor
    Very Good; Continuing character: Rushmore McKenzie; a missing person's case turns more mysterious when in becomes apparent other, more nefarious people, are looking for the same person - and are willing to hurt others to find him
  • Joanne
    A McKenzie mystery set in Minnesota. Always fun to read
  • Laura Jordan
    Definitely one of his best by far.
  • Frank Carll
    3.5 stars.
  • Annie
    Ahhhh, another satisfied customer!
  • Vontel
    Would have rated it a 3.5 if possible. A lark, and very enjoyable. I have read at least one previous book in this series. At times, it reminds me of Robert B. Parker mysteries.
  • Elisabeth
    Introduced to David Housewright last year by a co-worker -- and am caught up in the characters ... terrific read. Enough surprise and suspense to have me looking to the next one ...
  • Lis
    Tge first half of the book I thought "Ho hum" -- ie nothing special -- but it picked up in the last half.
  • Al Stoess
    Not his best but it became more interesting as it moved along. I would have liked a better ending.