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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Detroit Lakes Public Library WIN (Text) 33500013737424 New Checked out 02/11/2023
Mahnomen Public Library WIN (Text) 33500013737432 New Checked out 02/15/2023

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  • ISBN: 9781635575323
  • ISBN: 163557532X
  • Physical Description: 260 pages ; 22 cm
  • Publisher: New York : Bloomsbury Publishing, 2023.

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When three siblings are found shot to death in the still-segregated town of West Mills, North Carolina, in 1976, and the white authorities show no interest in solving the case, Josephine Wright sets out to prove the innocence of her childhood sweetheart, Olympus "Lymp" Seymore, the murder victims' half-brother and the leading suspect in the case.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2023 January #1
    Winslow returns to the small, segregated North Carolina town of his 1940s-set debut, In West Mills (2019). Returning to West Mills in the 1970s after 40 years away, Jo finds that her fiancé, Lymp, is the prime suspect in the murder of his three half-siblings, Marva, Lazarus, and Marian, the first Black doctor in West Mills. Discovering several town secrets as she investigates, Jo finds other potential suspects, even as the sheriff declares the murder a drug deal gone wrong. Eunice had a very public dispute with Marian after taking her son, La'Roy, to the doctor to have the gay removed. Savannah, whose sons were involved in Marian's plan for La'Roy, had a pill addiction, aided by her friend Marva. Or maybe it was Savannah's father, wrapped up in a bitter fight with the siblings over real estate. Winslow offers several points of view in this character-driven mystery, once again pulling readers in with conversational, highly readable writing while deftly weaving in themes of race, sexuality, and small-town dynamics. Another winner. Copyright 2023 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

De'Shawn Charles Winslow is the author of In West Mills, a Center for Fiction First Novel Prize winner, an American Book Award recipient, and a Willie Morris Award for Southern Fiction winner, and a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book, Lambda Literary, and Publishing Triangle awards. He was born and raised in Elizabeth City, North Carolina, and graduated from the Iowa Writers' Workshop.

Subject: Murder > Fiction.
Murder > Investigation > Fiction.
African Americans > Fiction.
Racism > Fiction.
North Carolina > Race relations > Fiction.
North Carolina > History > 20th century > Fiction.
Genre: Novels.
Detective and mystery fiction.

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