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In his riveting first novel, If I Were an Eagle, David Hale takes us on a journey through the life of a young girl coming of age in the mountains of Tennessee. In Southern Appalachia Karen Quincy, daughter of devout, Southern Baptist parents, was a beautiful young girl, well endowed for her age, and she attracted the attention of the most popular guy in school. Her boyfriend headed off for college, leaving her behind to bear the burden of her condition all alone. Hale spins a tale of woe, for not since the Perils of Pauline has so much misfortune befallen a young damsel, in so short a time. But it was 1948, and the good folk of Karen's rural community, were either piously unyielding in their adherence to what they understood about the teachings of the Good Book, or they were too hypocritical and haughty to let on that they'd ever been anything but perfect. The plight of Karen Quincy was not unlike that of many young women in the rural south-- betrayed as much by their own carnal awakening as by the young studs and dirty old men who seduced and abused them. Worse than a scarlet letter, Karen had to endure the knowledge that she would bring shame and embarrassment to her family. David Hale skillfully weaves the details of Karen's bleak existence in this story with a foreshadowing of events to come that leaves the reader anxiously anticipating what might happen next, And that makes for a good read every time. *Book Review by Jacquelyn Brown Community Services Manager for the Knoxville News-Sentinel, where she formerly served as reporter and columnist - August 2001
In poems that are at once colloquial and elegant, Perillo strives to bridge the gap between the exuberant voice of the streets and the rarefied voice of literary tradition. Using the long lines and narrative style that have been identified with some of the finest male poets of our times, Perillo tells the stories of female experience with a grim eye for the comic and an ear turned to language's highest pitch.
A solicitor asks master detective Jules Poiret for help when a man is murdered in front of his house. This story can also be found in the boxed-set Detective Jules Poiret: Boxset. It contains 75 stories, more than 2300 pages. It can be read for free with Kindle Unlimited and for $9.99 or £6.
47 without. Please Read, Review and Recommend this story. Frank Howel Evans is one of the grandfathers of the mystery genre and as you can read on her Wikipedia page he inspired the great Agatha Christie to create her Belgian detective Hercule Poirot.
Janine Chase, a reporter for a small newspaper in Northern Colorado, wakes up terrified. The killer who stalked her dreams when she lived in Philadelphia is back. He killed everyone close to her, almost. He didn’t kill the man she loved, but he did kill the relationship. Her obsession with helping the police catch the killer nearly killed her as well. When she recovered, she moved halfway across the country in hopes of leaving it all behind. Philadelphia Detective Connor Dawson is dedicated to bringing in his brother’s murderer. The problem is the trail went cold after he arranged a fake obituary for the reporter, Connor’s ex-lover. The killer had been obsessed with her, and she with him. Connor knew the only way to keep her safe was to make the killer think she was dead. It worked for two years. But recently similar murders have popped up on his radar. The trail leads directly to where Janine relocated when she recovered from the killer’s attack. Not a believer in coincidence, Connor fears the killer has found her again. As hard as it will be to see the woman responsible for his brother’s death, he knows it would be worse to know she was dead and he could have stopped it.
On The Way Home is the story of Harold Robertson, retired high school history teacher, and former US Congressman, who happened to be in the wrong place at the right time. Harold has lost his wife to an aneurysm, and his older brother to the war in Vietnam. Retired from Congress, Harold is at a loss to see where his life is going; that is until he attends an Immigration and Naturalization ceremony at Mount Rushmore on Memorial Day, 2015. His world is turned upside down in an instant, leaving him with a broken body and mind to mend.
What Harold doesn't know, is that America is hungry for the simple strength which he learned in the classroom and on the House floor. That, and he is about to find love for the second time in his life in the aftermath of the attack.