The Trial of Summary James

The Trial of Summary James

by C.E. White
The Trial of Summary James

The Trial of Summary James

by C.E. White



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A Novella For Fans of Alternative History and Crime Novels

Longman Jones has seen several visions of murders. The problem is that those convicted of the murders are never the killers Longman sees. When Summary James is tried and convicted for a murder he didn't commit, Longman is determined to rescue him from the nation's only prison.

The Trial of Summary James is a novella set within an alternative history involving a North America where the United States was never born, because the colonists lost the Revolutionary War, the British freed the slaves, and a massive migration from Africa and the Caribbean empowered Black and Native Americans to help build a nation called the Carolina Union in their image.

It is a very different world from ours that Longman Jones and his love interest, an empath named Sonata Holmes, discover one another. Their world may allow them to avoid the prejudices they'd face in ours, but they still must confront an evil which has found its way into the very structures of society that were designed to protect them. As the two face up to their enemy, they quickly realize that solving the crime is the easy part. The real challenge is confronting dark forces that seem to have no end in sight.

Author's Note: This novella is actually a teaser for a trilogy called Restive Souls, the first book of which takes place in a different era (mostly the 1830s). The main character of this novella, Longman Jones, was not willing to wait until the third book in the trilogy was complete, and demanded to reveal his story now. I complied because as an expert in martial arts, he can be very persuasive.

The first book of Restive Souls should be finished by January, 2021.

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Product Details

BN ID: 2940162644132
Publisher: C.E. White
Publication date: 09/11/2020
Series: Longman Jones , #1
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: eBook
File size: 743 KB

About the Author

About The Author C. E. White C.E. White is a retired software engineer and the author of several non-fiction computer software development books.

He is currently working on the novel Restive Souls, from which this novella is derived.

He is also the author of MagicLand, available soon.

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