Blackman's Coffin: A Sam Blackman Mystery #1 [NOOK Book]

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What’s really hidden beneath Asheville’s rich history? Sam Blackman is an angry man. A Chief Warrant Officer in the Criminal Investigation Detachment of the U.S. military, he lost a leg in Iraq. His outspoken criticism of his medical treatment resulted in his transfer to the Veteran’s Hospital in Asheville, NC. Then an ex-marine and fellow amputee named Tikima Robertson walks into his hospital room. Tikima hints that she has an opportunity for Sam to use his investigative skills—if he can stop feeling sorry for ...
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Blackman's Coffin: A Sam Blackman Mystery #1

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Overview

What’s really hidden beneath Asheville’s rich history? Sam Blackman is an angry man. A Chief Warrant Officer in the Criminal Investigation Detachment of the U.S. military, he lost a leg in Iraq. His outspoken criticism of his medical treatment resulted in his transfer to the Veteran’s Hospital in Asheville, NC. Then an ex-marine and fellow amputee named Tikima Robertson walks into his hospital room. Tikima hints that she has an opportunity for Sam to use his investigative skills—if he can stop feeling sorry for himself. But before she can return, Tikima is murdered, her body found floating in the river. Tikima’s sister, Nakayla, brings Sam a journal she finds in Tikima’s apartment. The volume dates to 1919 and contains the entries of a twelve-year-old boy who accompanies his father, a white funeral director, as they help a black man, Elijah Robertson, transport his deceased relative to a small family plot in Georgia. Nearly ninety years ago, Elijah’s body was found in the French Broad River, a crime foreshadowing the death of his great-great granddaughter—Tikima’s. Sam and Nakayla must delve into Asheville’s rich history, the legacy of the Vanderbilts at the Biltmore estate and of author Tom Wolfe, to uncover the murderous truth. Blackman’s Coffin starts a new series by Mark de Castrique, author of the critically-acclaimed Buryin’ Barry Mysteries.
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Editorial Reviews

Kirkus Reviews
Blackman's first case involves solving these connected murders, one painfully recent and the other a century old. In the struggling Sam Blackman, de Castrique (Final Undertaking, 2007, etc.) has created a compelling hero whose flinty first-person narrative nicely complements Henderson's earnest, measured and equally involving account." --Kirkus Reviews
Library Journal
Known for his effortless storytelling, de Castrique once again delivers a compelling tale blending fact and fiction, this one involving racial tension, the aftermath of war, and the authentication of manuscripts. For all mystery collections." --Library Journal, starred review 2/1/08.
Publishers Weekly
A wealth of historical detail, an exciting treasure hunt and credible characters distinguish this fresh, adventurous read." --Publishers Weekly, starred review (June).
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781615950355
  • Publisher: Poisoned Pen Press
  • Publication date: 5/27/2011
  • Series: Sam Blackman Series , #1
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 232
  • Sales rank: 191,963
  • File size: 941 KB

Meet the Author

Mark de Castrique is the author of the critically acclaimed Barry Clayton and Sam Blackman mystery series, both set in his native North Carolina mountains. He is also the author of the D.C. political thriller, The 13th Target, as well as mysteries for Young Adults. http://www.markdecastrique.com/
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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 5, 2014

    Nicely paced, enjoyable regional mystery

    Have to say upfront, that I live in Asheville, NC where most of the action takes place and this added to my enjoyment of this mystery. Story line was good, characters interesting and the writing engaging. Read by my bookclub and it got an 'all thumbs up' from the group.

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    Posted May 25, 2013

    Panda

    How bout here

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 4, 2012

    Army Strong

    Blackman great! Asheville setting even better!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 4, 2011

    Great Book!

    Loved this book.

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