Romance writer, suburban mom, and sometime sleuth E.J. Pugh is certainly not thrilled to have Michael Whitby for a neighbor. A convicted criminal, Whitby served his time in prison and now has moved to the quiet Texas community of Black Cat Ridge, the Pughs' hometown. Despite her fears, E.J. feels the townsfolk's campaign of harassment-which is affecting the ex-con's innocent family-is unnecessarily cruel and blatantly unfair. The local citizenry has decided that Whitby must go! And no method is too extreme if it removes him from the vicinity.
But a line is crossed on Halloween night when a dead body is discovered on the Whitby's front lawn. And now a morally outraged E.J. is on the trail of a killer, digging for dangerous secrets that might best be left interred-secrets that might possibly be buried in her own backyard.
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A real person in extraordinary circumstances
NOT IN MY BACKYARD is the 6th in the E.J. Pugh series, and she d oesn't seem to be ready to shut up yet. My goal in writing these books has be en to present real people in extraordinary circumstances, to have my reade rs say to themselves, "What would I do?" If the reader can rela te to E.J.'s life, that of a housewife, mother, part-time writer, daughter-in-law, friend - a wearer of all those hats we all juggle dail y, then they can put themselves in her situation and wonder, "What wo uld I do?" In this particular case, in NOT IN MY BACKYARD, a convict ed child molester has moved into the neighborhood with his family - after having served his time. Does he have the right to live there? If not there, where? The neighborhood is up in arms and E.J. is torn between the individual's right to freedom, and the safety of her own children and t hose of the community.About the Author:
Susan Rogers Cooper is the Edgar Award-nominated author of fourteen books in three mystery series.She's half-fifth generation Texan and half-Yankee, although the Texas half seems to be winning.She lives in Austin, Texas, with her husband, daughter, and assorted animals.
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Descrizione libro Morrow/Avon, 1999. Mass Market Paperback. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria P110380805324
Descrizione libro Morrow/Avon. MASS MARKET PAPERBACK. Condizione libro: New. 0380805324 New Condition. Codice libro della libreria NEW6.0176646
Descrizione libro Morrow/Avon, 1999. Mass Market Paperback. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria DADAX0380805324