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Tensions between moon-shining swamp brothers Henry and Del are heightened when Del brings home salacious saloon bride Morna from New Orleans, and a complex plot to ruin Henry's operation begins to unfold. Morna is a memorable femme fatale, brimming with overt sexuality and a boldness that Henry finds difficult to resist, although he secretly pines for local good girl Joanne. Well written enough to make me seek out another book from this very obscure author.
Well, the battered copy I won on eBay was missing the first 20 pages, but the rest is what you want in a paperback original. The plot is solid — our hero is back from the wars, and trying to give his customers in the Louisiana swamps high quality moonshine for a fair price. Now he’s a good lad, so he’s hoping to go legitimate, but in the meantime, he’s got business troubles in the person of his brother (he resents him) and a city tough guy who’s utterly nuts, but handy with a knife. He’s also ...more