When the Corn Is Waist High

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It’s the 1980s in Crooked Creek, Indiana, a small town, when Father Solomon Lancaster, also the town sheriff, is called upon to investigate a murder. An elderly woman, a pillar of the community and church, is found dead with a lily sewn into her arm. It isn’t long until a teenage girl is found murdered, also with fresh flowers. This is in the dead of winter; fresh flowers are hard to find. Extra officers are borrowed from nearby towns. More bodies with flowers appear. The FBI is called in and Lancaster is shoved aside, but he and the locals keep working. Lancaster finds himself in a relationship with one of the extra officers, and then everything changes.||It isn’t often a reader finds lots of laughs in a book about a serial killer, but Jeremy Scott has written a very unusual murder book. Father/Sheriff Lancaster is a witty and unexpected main character. In fact, this book is entirely unexpected and filled with plenty of twists and turns. Fans of mystery/thrillers will not be disappointed by this unique story. The writing is excellent, the dialogue is smart and snappy, and the story compelling. Don’t miss this one.

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Star Count 5/5
Format Hard
Page Count 294 pages
Publisher Keylight Books
Publish Date 19-Apr-2022
ISBN 9781684426478
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Issue April 2022
Category Mystery, Crime, Thriller