The Devil's Punchbowl

The Devil's Punchbowl

A Novel

Book - 2008
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A deep river pit in Natchez, Mississippi, reputed to be the hiding spot for Jean Lafitte's hidden treasure and a dumping ground for numerous murder victims, becomes the site of a dangerous showdown for Penn Cage.
Publisher: New York : Scribner, 2008
ISBN: 9780743292511
0743292510
Branch Call Number: FICTION ILES
Characteristics: 577 p.

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andreaolsen
Sep 22, 2017

This is the third book of the Penn Cage trilogy I have read but had I not read the other two, I would not read any more of Iles' books. While I found the plot interesting and somewhat of a page turner, I felt it was overly violent with often unnecessary use of foul language. But I do like his plots and will read the next trilogy.

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wmtlady
Aug 28, 2017

It seemed to take the author awhile to "hit his stride." Before that I considered not finishing the book; after that it flowed at a good pace and I read it quickly. I will give his previous book a chance before I disregard his novels. He seems to build one book on top of another and the characters are developed over time so that you have to enter into his "big-picture" story and keep up with it to understand/appreciate it fully.

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Memawrayne
May 31, 2017

Another fast-paced story with many strong characters-both good and bad ones! This is not the kind of book to read just one chapter at a time. The author won't let you.

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rahmmie
Feb 05, 2015

Very good book. Iles writing is excellent as usual and he expands on old characters and creates new ones around a good plot. He manages to balance well the action with the slow-paced portions of the book. Definitely recommend this one

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erinsnest
Aug 22, 2013

Aug 22,2013...returned and recommended by A Wil***

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mary138
Mar 09, 2013

I agree with you Kodi. I bought this book the day before we were flying home from a beach vacation and by the time we were seated on the plane I had finished close to half of it. An excellent author who never fails to keep me turning pages long past my bedtime! Great book.

Dazio Mar 07, 2013

A very good read but perhaps about 100 pages too long.

kodibyrd Aug 12, 2009

Another Author who has never failed to excite me and I always want to finish a book in one night.

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