The Redemption: A Thornton Mystery

The Redemption: A Thornton Mystery

by C.L. Tolbert

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Overview

Emma Thornton is back in The Redemption, C.L. Tolbert's second novel in the Thornton Mystery Series.

When two men are murdered one muggy September night in a New Orleans housing project, an eye witness identifies only one suspect-Louis Bishop-a homeless sixteen-year-old. Louis is arrested the next day and thrown into Orleans Parish Prison. Emma Thornton, a law professor and director of the Homeless Law Clinic at St. Stanislaus Law School, agrees to represent him.

When they take on the case, Emma and her students discover a tangle of corruption, intrigue, and more violence than they would have thought possible, even in New Orleans. They uncover secrets about the night of the murders, and illegal dealings in the city, and within Louis's family. As the case progresses, Emma and her family are thrown into a series of life-threating situations. But in the end, Emma gains Louis's trust, which allows him to reveal his last, and most vital secret.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781947915435
Publisher: Level Best Books
Publication date: 02/02/2021
Series: A Thornton Mystery , #2
Pages: 296
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.67(d)

About the Author

C.L. Tolbert grew up on the Gulf Coast of Mississippi, a culturally rich, beachy stretch of land with moss covered oaks and unforgettable sunsets. Early in her career, she earned a Masters of Special Education and taught children with learning disabilities before entering law school at the University of Mississippi. She spent most of her legal career working as defense counsel, traveling throughout the country in litigation for corporations and insurance companies. She also had the unique opportunity of teaching third-year law students in a clinical program at Loyola Law School in New Orleans where she ran the Homelessness Law Clinic and learned, firsthand, about poverty in that city. The experience and impressions she has collected from the past forty years contribute to the stories she writes today.

After winning the Georgia State Bar Association's fiction writing contest in 2010, C.L. developed the winning short story into the first novel of the Thornton Mystery Series, Out From Silence, which was published in December of 2019. Her second novel in the series, The Redemption, is set in New Orleans where she lived and worked for twelve years. Retiring after thirty years of law practice, she lives in Atlanta with her husband and schnauzer Yoda. When she's not writing, she visits her children and grandchildren as often as possible.

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