Mar 29, 11
Read in March, 2011
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 body and tamper with the crime scene.
"We don't treat the dead folks any different just because they're dead."
"A pretty, young librarian indoctrinated me in the mysteries of the map section and left me to it."
Reading Challenge: North Carolina