A 3,000-word Kindle short reads tale of suspense, romance, and the supernatural set between the two World Wars in the Appalachians
From Derringer Award winner BV Lawson
The area's mysterious Melungeons - with their olive skin, dark hair and blue eyes - are ostracized and feared, so when a local girl is found murdered after meeting with Melungeon healer Cephea Collins, suspicion falls on Cephea. It's up to local Sheriff Daniel Praeger to uncover the truth, but his investigation may end up digging a little too close to home when he finds himself falling for the main suspect, and his beliefs about science and witchcraft are turned upside down.
˃˃˃ PRAISE FOR BV LAWSON'S MYSTERIES IN CRIME TIME
"Now this story was close to brilliance....The main character was truly three-dimensional, a noteworthy feat especially in a short story. The plot was fast, dark and thrilling." - IHeartReading.net
"Kept me guessing until the very end. I'd recommend this book to experienced mystery readers who enjoy wrestling with skillfully placed hints that don't easily reveal their secrets." - Long and Short Reviews
"We've had the pleasure of reading these tales and can enthusiastically recommend them." - Omnimystery News
"One of the best shorts I've read this year. Scary and triumphant in the bleakest kind of way with two of the best characters I've read. - AJ Hayes, author of the Mad Dog and Englishman series
"Awesome story. You have really written something special." - Terrie Farley Moran, author of the Read 'Em and Eat Café and Bookstore series
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Release date: June 19, 2015
Publisher: Crimetime Press
Print pages: 17
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