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The Cantaloupe Thief

by Deb Richardson-Moore

Crime / Mystery eBooks of the Month Thriller and Suspense

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A striking and stimulating mystery, introducing a new series of novels set in Georgia, USA. Take a trip to the Deep South, to a town called Grambling, where the folk drink iced tea, celebrate the 4th July in style, and where a ten year old unsolved murder sits brooding… waiting. 41 year old reporter Branigan Powers starts to investigate, she delves into the past with the help of a homeless man and the local pastor. Grambling the town, with the mix of old and new South, sits alongside Branigan as a main character, I got to know the streets, the stores and restaurants, as well as the people. Occasionally Deb Richardson-Moore allows the story to slide back in time to the day before the murder, on a countdown, introducing new aspects, raising suspicions. There are several surprises waiting in store and the tension increases as the past and the present start to merge. ‘The Cantaloupe Thief’ is an intriguing mix of old and new, past and present, charm and menace, it all adds up to very absorbing and entertaining read.

Liz Robinson

The Cantaloupe Thief Synopsis

A crime novel set in NE Georgia, USA, and featuring a reporter, Branigan Powers, who is commissioned to investigate a cold case, an unsolved murder of a wealthy widow ten years previously. She enlists the help of Malachi Ezekiel Martin, a homeless man who is both a possible suspect and a possible sleuth: the idea being that homeless people get overlooked, and hence see things that are concealed from the rest of the population. An important twist in the story is that Branigan's own twin brother is a derelict, his promising career destroyed by drugs.

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ISBN: 9781782641926
Publication date: 15/04/2016
Publisher: Lion Fiction an imprint of Lion Hudson Plc
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781782641926
Publication date: 15th April 2016
Author: Deb Richardson-Moore
Publisher: Lion Fiction an imprint of Lion Hudson Plc
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 304 pages
Genres: Crime / Mystery, eBook Favourites, Thriller / Suspense,
Categories: Crime & mystery,

About Deb Richardson-Moore

A former journalist, Deb Richardson-Moore is pastor of the Triune Mercy Center in downtown Greenville, South Carolina.

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