It is the summer of 1958 in Dewmont, Texas, a town the great American postwar boom passed by. The kids listen to rockabilly on the radio and waste their weekends at the Dairy Queen. And an undetected menace simmers under the heat that clings to the skin like molasses. . .
For thirteen-year-old Stanley Mitchell, the end of innocence comes with his discovery of the mysterious long-ago demise of two very different young women. In his quest to unravel the truth about their tragic fates, Stanley finds a protector in Buster Lighthorse Smith, a black, retired Indian-reservation cop and a sage on the finer points of Sherlock Holmes, the blues, and life's faded dreams.
But not every buried thing stays dead. And on one terrifying night of rushing creek water and thundering rain, an arcane, murderous force will rise from the past to threaten the Stanley and everything he holds dear.
Vintage Lansdale, A FINE DARK LINE brims with exquisite suspense, powerful characterizations, and the vibrant evocation of a lost time.
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The reader leaves this book not only having experiences a good read and a satisfying ending, but also with a real understanding of a time and place in US history and the timelessness of serious issues fluently argued throughout the novel. This is an excellent book ( NEW BOOKS)
Evocative coming-of-age novel (Christina Koning THE TIMES)
A classic coming-of-age murder mystery with corrupt cops, segregation, ice cream and missing lesbians
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Descrizione libro Phoenix, 2007. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria DADAX0753821915
Descrizione libro Phoenix, 2007. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. book. Codice libro della libreria 0753821915