Death Books a Return [NOOK Book]

Overview

Sensitivity, compassion, mystery, and suspense abound in this tale of unserved justice in Oklahoma. Public librarian Juanita Wills makes a distressing discovery while researching local history: a teenage boy from the all-black town of Bryson's Corner, Luther Dunlap, was found brutally murdered on the all-white Wyndham high school track back in 1959. She suspects racist motives, both in Luther's killing and the failure of the police to pursue an investigation. As the ...

See more details below
Death Books a Return

Available on NOOK devices and apps  
  • NOOK Devices
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 NOOK
  • NOOK HD/HD+ Tablet
  • NOOK
  • NOOK Color
  • NOOK Tablet
  • Tablet/Phone
  • NOOK for Windows 8 Tablet
  • NOOK for iOS
  • NOOK for Android
  • NOOK Kids for iPad
  • PC/Mac
  • NOOK for Windows 8
  • NOOK for PC
  • NOOK for Mac
  • NOOK for Web

Want a NOOK? Explore Now

NOOK Book (eBook)
$4.99
BN.com price

Overview

Sensitivity, compassion, mystery, and suspense abound in this tale of unserved justice in Oklahoma. Public librarian Juanita Wills makes a distressing discovery while researching local history: a teenage boy from the all-black town of Bryson's Corner, Luther Dunlap, was found brutally murdered on the all-white Wyndham high school track back in 1959. She suspects racist motives, both in Luther's killing and the failure of the police to pursue an investigation. As the scrappy Juanita prods for facts the townspeople would rather forget, her first informant is poisoned, and she may be next. The shame she feels for her town cements her resolve to uncover the truth and to right the terrible wrong.

Read More Show Less

Editorial Reviews

Library Journal

Sole librarian for the small northeastern Oklahoma town of Wyndham, Juanita Wills (Bookmarked for Murder) is in a unique position to investigate the town's history, but her dogged pursuit of information often gets her into trouble. In her latest research, she discovers an unsolved murder from 1959. The victim was a black teenager from the all-black town of Bryson's Corner; the motive and suspects have never been established. Was it a racist killing? Uncovering the truth becomes Juanita's goal even though no one in either town wants to talk about the case. Despite the grim nature of the crime, Hill sets an old-fashioned cozy mood: Juanita dines her boyfriend, Det. Lt. Wayne Cleary, ordering sweetbreads, and the couple, in their forties, share only a few kisses. The mystery is cleverly presented, and the characters are endearing, but the labored discussion of racism in the past and the present feels forced, like a didactic history lesson. A good choice for libraries with avid mystery readers and Plains history buffs.
—Stacey Hayman

Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781610844901
  • Publisher: Belgrave House
  • Publication date: 9/1/2008
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 891,053
  • File size: 565 KB

Meet the Author

Marion Moore Hill is the author of the Deadly Past Mystery series, which includes Deadly Will, and Bookmarked for Murder, the first book in the Scrappy Librarian Mystery series. Her novels and short stories have been recognized by Byline magazine, the Greater Dallas Writers' Association, Johnson County Creative Writers, Oklahoma Writers' Federation, Inc., and Panhandle Professional Writers. Her first short story, "Mum's and Pansy's Greenhouse," was the inaugural winner of Whispering Willow mystery magazine's Dagger award. She lives in Durant, Oklahoma.

Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Average Rating 3.5
( 4 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(2)

3 Star

(1)

2 Star

(1)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)