Friday, October 08, 2010

2010 book 243

Tom Franklin's Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter
A literary sort-of-mystery set in Mississippi, this book manages to tie together friendships, romances, small-town drama, race relations and murders. Back in their youth, local constable Silas Jones (who's black) was friends with "Scary" Larry Ott (who's white), but all that ended when Larry when on a date with a local girl who never made it home. It's decades later and another girl has disappeared, and Larry is the prime suspect. The reader knows early on what actually happened, and the fun is in watching the revelations unfold for the characters. A-.

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