The Whiskey Baron

The Whiskey Baron

Book - 2014
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Late one night at the end of a scorching summer, a phone call rouses Sheriff Furman Chambers out of bed. Two men have been shot dead on Highway 9 in front of the Hillside Inn, a one-time boardinghouse that is now just a front for Larthan Tull's liquor business. When Sheriff Chambers arrives to investigate, witnesses say a man named Mary Jane Hopewell walked into the tavern, dragged two of Tull's runners into the street, and laid them out with a shotgun. Sheriff Chambers's investigation leads him into the Bell village, where Mary Jane's family lives a quiet, hardscrabble life of working in the cotton mill. While the weary sheriff digs into the mystery and confronts the county's underground liquor operation, the whiskey baron himself is looking for vengeance.
Publisher: Spartanburg, SC : Hub City Press, 2014
ISBN: 9781891885747
189188574X
Branch Call Number: F SEALY-J
Characteristics: 250 pages ; 24 cm

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beebee40 Jun 12, 2014

For a first novel, a good effort. No surprises in the plot line; characters well defined; too much effort devoted to minute descriptions of sounds, sights in nature.
Author has a tendency to use cliches which are repetitive.

Worth the read but not a book worthy of the dust jacket blurbs.

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