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Still Life With Crows by Douglas Preston
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Jan 29, 2011

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Agent Pendergast goes to Kansas to investigate a serial killer killing people in a cornfield in what is thought a ritualistic manner. The area is home to an Indian folklore where the Indians retailiate aginst the people of the city for the persecution/killing of their tribe; throw in a huge subterranean cavern and some mystical presences. Case is solved when a local woman is discovered to have given birth to and then raised her child in the caverns because of her fathers stringent beliefs about having a child out of wedlock. 50 years later the "child" and recreates his favorite nursery rhyme "Blackbird, blackbird.... what are little boys made of snails, and puppy dog tails" Twisted but I like the quirky detective Pendergast.

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