Death of a Rainmaker

A Dust Bowl Mystery
eAudio - unabridged
(10.57 hours)
Product Number: OB58804
Released: 29 Jan, 2019
Business Term: OBOU Purchase
ISBN: #9781982628062
Narrator(s): Emily Sutton-Smith
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Description

When a rainmaker is bludgeoned to death in the pitch-blackness of a colossal dust storm, small-town sheriff Temple Jennings shoulders yet another burden in the hard times of the 1930s Dust Bowl. The killing only magnifies Temple's ongoing troubles: a formidable opponent in the upcoming election, the repugnant burden of enforcing farm foreclosures, and his wife's lingering grief over the loss of their eight-year-old son.As the sheriff and his young deputy investigate the murder, their suspicions focus on a teenager, Carmine, serving with the Civilian Conservation Corps. The deputy, himself a former CCCer, struggles with remaining loyal to the corps while pursuing his own aspirations as a lawman.When the investigation closes in on Carmine, Temple's wife, Etha, quickly becomes convinced of his innocence and sets out to prove it. But Etha's own probe soon reveals a darker web of secrets, which imperil Temple's chances of reelection and cause the husband and wife to confront their long-standing differences about the nature of grief.

Author(s): Laurie Loewenstein
Original Publish Date: 29 Jan, 2019

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Author(s): Laurie Loewenstein
Product Number WEB395852
Released: 02 Oct, 2018
Business Term: OBOU Purchase
Publisher: Kaylie Jones Books
ISBN: #9781617756801

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