A Legacy of Vengeance (A Grover Bramlet Mystery)

A Legacy of Vengeance (A Grover Bramlet Mystery)

by John Armistead
     
 
In an explosion of madness, the years of peace between the black and white communities of the Mississippi hill country are shattered. Four men—a preacher, a lawyer, an auto mechanic, and an insurance salesman—have been killed by someone who drives a 1960s white Pontiac. In his search for the killer, Sheriff Bramlett is hurled back to the tumultuous era of

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In an explosion of madness, the years of peace between the black and white communities of the Mississippi hill country are shattered. Four men—a preacher, a lawyer, an auto mechanic, and an insurance salesman—have been killed by someone who drives a 1960s white Pontiac. In his search for the killer, Sheriff Bramlett is hurled back to the tumultuous era of night-riders, church burnings, and Klansmen.

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Generation-old wounds from a time of nationwide social upheaval inspire a series of bloody revenge murders in this uninspired debut set in rural Mississippi. When Reverend Richard Hatchett is gunned down in front of his Baptist church one Sunday evening, Chakchiuma County Sheriff Grover Bramlett begins his search for a mysterious killer who will murder several more local men, with only the phrase, ``Remember Leavenworth'' and the appearance of a 1960s-model white Pontiac given in warning. Bramlett's two trusted deputies--one white, whose father was rumored to have had KKK ties; one black, whose father was a civil rights activist--gain troubling insights into the case by probing their respective family histories. Then Bramlett realizes he too may be on the murderer's list. Armistead's characters are one-dimensional and his plot alternates between the predictable and the incredible, yet he has a knack for brisk pacing and his story, while unsurprising, never flags. (July)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780786700592
Publisher:
Avalon Publishing Group
Publication date:
07/01/1994
Series:
Grover Bramlett Series
Edition description:
1st Carroll & Graf ed
Pages:
256

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