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Rosewood's Ashes (Tory Travers and David Alvarez #4)

3.59  ·  Rating Details  ·  32 Ratings  ·  8 Reviews
Tory Travers is summoned to Florida, where her estranged father lies in a coma after a hit-and-run accident. While preparing to face the demons of her past, Tory finds herself embroiled in a complex, deadly conspiracy that is connected to a 1923 racial massacre -- the torching of a town called Rosewood. But the case takes on an intense twist when, two victims later, Tory f ...more
Paperback, 269 pages
Published May 1st 2002 by Worldwide Library (first published April 14th 2001)
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Jan 19, 2012 Beverly rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: a-fiction
Aileen was a kindergarten classmate of mine. So glad she took up the pen and decided to create some fantastic murder mysteries.
I liked the fact that the author is very specific about what was fictionalized, how much was fact and how much was speculation. Yet I still had questions about what happened in Rosewood and what happened after the massacre to some of the characters mentioned in the historical scenes. So there's much that remains a mystery after this book is finished.

I will say that the book is well-written, well-characterized and very compelling. It also deals with a historical atrocity that probably isn't as w
Ryan Mishap
Jan 18, 2009 Ryan Mishap rated it liked it
Shelves: mystery-crime
I prefer the cozy, preferable English, mystery, but I also like those that attempt to wrap their story within a larger one or societal context. Schumacher does that here, connecting the destruction of an all African-american community in Florida from the past with her current mystery. Rosewood was destroyed by white racists, and the events in the past connect to the investigation of the main character.
Fairly well done for a mystery and recommended.
Feb 03, 2010 Marcy rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Since I borrowed this, the 4th in the Tory Travers/David Alvarez series from Shomeret and read it out-of-order (gasp), I now want to go back and read the earlier ones. Very enjoyable writing, a good plot and great characters in this contemporary mystery take the reader back to the historical time of the 1923 Rosewood Massacre. I will definitely look for this author's other works.
Ken McDouall
The tragedy that occurred in Rosewood, Florida--a black community near Gainesville--in the 1920s is woven into a somewhat mediocre mystery tale that concerns reparations payments to the survivors of the racist massacre.
Jun 07, 2010 Zakyam rated it it was ok
I don't even think I know how this ended. Interesting in it's efforts to bring in some historical facts, but other than that, not good.
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Feb 17, 2016 Ana Rodriguez rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: everyone
Good book very sad though, and historically informing!
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Born in Texas, Aileen Schumacher is a registered professional engineer and since 1982 owns as well as manages an engineering consulting firm together with her husband, Richard Blum. She actually graduated in biology as desert study field technician but later switched to civil/environmental engineering. Schumacher has also written A Guide to Hazardous Materials and has formed a technical supply com ...more
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