The NIMBY Factor

A Hackshaw Mystery

by Stephen Wilcox



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 1/6/2002

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 5.5x8.5
Page Count : 256
ISBN : 9780595212927

About the Book

Small town newspaper editor Elias Hackshaw is his usual irascible self when he becomes embroiled in Kirkville’s fight to keep the county from building its new landfill within town limits. The NIMBY forces—Not In My Back Yard—are united against the proposal, and against Hackshaw when, in an editorial in the Triton Advertiser, he comes out in favor of the project. It doesn’t help matters when it gets out that Hack has an ulterior motive for his support; a chance to move and rehabilitate—at a tidy profit—an historic house that sits on the proposed landfill property. In an attempt to appease the NIMBY crowd, Hack agrees to interview crotchety Elton Venable, the head honcho of a group calling itself KRUDD—Kirkville Residents United to Defeat the Dump. Alas, Hack shows up for the interview only to find Venable as stiff as the floorboards he’s sprawled out on. Murdered, naturally. And, naturally, Hackshaw immediately becomes everybody’s favorite suspect.

About the Author

Stephen F. Wilcox, a former newspaper reporter, lives with his wife and son in a small, idyllic Erie Canal village near Rochester, New York. To learn more, visit his online newspaper, The Wilcox Gazette, at