Publisher:Poisoned Pen Press, 2010Note: This book was purchased with support from the Government of Canada's Social Development Partnerships Program - Disability Component.
- Author: Casey, DonisDate:Created2010Summary:
Alafair Tucker is a strong woman, the core of family life on a farm in Oklahoma where the back-breaking work and daily logistics of caring for her husband Shaw, their nine children, and being neighborly requires hard muscle and a clear head. She’s also a woman of strong opinions, and it is her opinion that her neighbor, Harley Day, is a drunkard and a reprobate. So, when Harley’s body is discovered frozen in a snowdrift one January day in 1912, she isn’t surprised that his long-suffering family isn’t, if not actually celebrating, much grieving. When Alafair helps Harley’s wife prepare the body for burial, she discovers that Harley’s demise was anything but natural: there is a bullet lodged behind his ear. Alafair is concerned when she hears that Harley’s son, John Lee, is the prime suspect in his father’s murder, for Alafair’s 17-year-old daughter Phoebe is in love with the boy. At first, Alafair’s only fear is that Phoebe is in for a broken heart, but as she begins to unravel the events that led to Harley’s death, she discovers that Phoebe might be more than just John Lee’s sweetheart: she may be his accomplice in murder.Subject(s): Oklahoma | Murder | Murder--Investigation | Frontier and pioneer life | Tucker, Alafair (Fictitious character)Original Publisher: US, Poisoned Pen PressLanguage(s): EnglishISBN: 9781615950171