Tuesday, January 06, 2009

LEFTOVER DEAD by Jimmie Ruth Evans (Berkley)

Things should be settling down for Texas waitress Wanda Nell Culpepper. Her older daughter and grandson have moved out of Wanda's trailer and her new husband Jack has moved in. When Jack, who writes true crime books when he's not teaching, comes home from a morning run, he's bristling with excitement: The school custodian has just told him about a 30-year old murder that was hushed up by town officials. The newlyweds feel obligated to put a name to the unidentified dead girl. Their research, quite naturally, uncovers secrets that some folks wantto remain hidden.

The "Trailer Park" series is a welcome addition to the Southern traditional mystery genre.

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