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3.4 of 5 stars 3.40  ·  rating details  ·  10 ratings  ·  4 reviews
Summer 1961.

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

Hardcover, 357 pages
Published January 1st 2007 by Five Star (ME)
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Jan 21, 2008 Harry rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: traditional mystery readers, courtroom drama readers

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
Debbie Maskus
This book emits mixed feelings. A leading citizen is arrested and brought to trial for supposedly killing his"girlfriend". An ex newspaper reporter, and now private investigator, Steve Harlan is aiding the lawyer handling the defense. A single mother, Delores Green, is dead; and the coroner or well as the rest of the town wonder if John Lattimore killed Delores or if too much alcohol killed Delores. Poor Delores has over 200 bruises on her body, and no one can determine if the bruises happened p ...more
Mti Librarian
The main appeal of this book for me is that it is set in Charlotte, NC in the 1960s and bears more than a passing resemblance to the 1961 murder of Delette Nycum. Check out the book Charlotte: Murder, Mystery and Maynem, by David Moore for more on that.

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
Brant Waldeck
Double Dead takes you back to the 1960s, a simpler time...unless your Steve Harlan. Steve is hand picked by a prominent defense attorney to get the facts about a high-profile murder case involving a local bank executive. The story pulls you in from the first chapter and keeps you guessing until the end. If you enjoy a good mystery, I'd definitely recommend Double Dead.
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