Yo-yos are the latest craze. Teenagers are mad for madras. JFK has faced down Castro and the French are fawning over the First Lady, but suburbanites in Charlotte, North Carolina, a big small town with aspirations, are building bomb shelters in the back yard. Things really heat up when John Lattimore, a wealthy local banker, is arrested for the murder of his m
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Book Review: Southern Murder Mystery Double Dead
Double Dead, the debut Southern murder mystery by Terry Hoover, has been called a “standout by any standard” by Mystery Scene Magazine. I agree and so do the American Library Association's Booklist and several mystery authors. (In the interest of full disclosure, the author is my wife.)
As the book begins, it's summer 1961 in Charlotte, NC. People are thinking about yo-yos, madras and the A-bomb. The heat picks up when wealthy banker John Lattimore ...more
Ex-reporter turned private eye, Steve Harlan, is recruited to assist the defense team for wealthy banker, John Lattimore. Mr. Lattimore is accused of beating his long time mistress, Delores Green, to death and then coercing her son to move the bod ...more