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Publisher Comments:

When Grayson Guillory's mother died, she helped her father get rid of the vodka and pill bottles next to the body. It wouldn't do for Louisiana's governor to have a wife who committed suicide after years of mental illness — especially just as he's contemplating the presidency. Grayson's husband — her father's speechwriter — helps keep the story quiet, and the family doctor makes sure the official cause of death will be a heart attack. But Grayson has a problem. When she thought she was helping her father cover up a suicide, she might actually have been covering up a murder. Because Grayson's mother left behind a videotape in which she claims her life is in danger. Of course, Grayson's mother did suffer from paranoid delusions. And maybe Grayson does too: manic depression is a highly hereditary illness. But just because she's paranoid doesn't mean they're not out to get her...

Review:

"Mystery-lovers and aesthetes alike will take pleasure in this well-paced novel that manages to be both taut with suspense and fluidly lyrical." Publishers Weekly

Review:

"The writing is so skillful and the wordplay so exquisite that one wants to savor each paragraph the way the characters savor their Sazaracs. Perfection from start to finish." Library Journal

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In this compelling page-turner, set in New Orleans and framed by two Mardi Gras seasons, Dewberry (Break the Heart of Me) shows that some families need look no further than their own homes for murder, mayhem, and madness.

Synopsis:

When Grayson Guillory's mother died, she helped her father get rid of the empty vodka and pill bottles next to the body. It wouldn't do for the governor of Louisiana to have a wife who committed suicide after years of mental illness—especially just as hes contemplating the presidency. Grayson's husband—her father's speechwriter—helps him keep the story quiet, and the family doctor makes sure the cause of death will be listed as a heart attack. But Grayson has a problem. When she thought she was helping her father cover up a suicide, she might actually have been covering up a murder. Because Grayson's mother left a videotape hidden among her personal effects in which she claims her life is in danger. Of course, Grayson's mother did suffer from paranoid delusions. And maybe Grayson does too: manic depression is a highly hereditary illness. But just because shes paranoid doesn't mean they're not out to get her...

About the Author

Elizabeth Dewberry has written two previous novels, Many Things Have Happened Since He Died and Break the Heart of Me, and several plays. She teaches at Florida State University.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780425188613
Author:
Dewberry, Elizabeth
Publisher:
Blue Hen Books
Subject:
General
Subject:
Death
Subject:
Psychological
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - Women Sleuths
Subject:
Married women
Subject:
Buddhism
Subject:
Mystery fiction
Subject:
Louisiana
Subject:
Mystery-A to Z
Edition Description:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
20030231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Pages:
272
Dimensions:
8.03x5.13x.71 in. .49 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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Product details 272 pages Blue Hen Books - English 9780425188613 Reviews:
"Review" by , "Mystery-lovers and aesthetes alike will take pleasure in this well-paced novel that manages to be both taut with suspense and fluidly lyrical."
"Review" by , "The writing is so skillful and the wordplay so exquisite that one wants to savor each paragraph the way the characters savor their Sazaracs. Perfection from start to finish."
"Synopsis" by , In this compelling page-turner, set in New Orleans and framed by two Mardi Gras seasons, Dewberry (Break the Heart of Me) shows that some families need look no further than their own homes for murder, mayhem, and madness.
"Synopsis" by ,

When Grayson Guillory's mother died, she helped her father get rid of the empty vodka and pill bottles next to the body. It wouldn't do for the governor of Louisiana to have a wife who committed suicide after years of mental illness—especially just as hes contemplating the presidency. Grayson's husband—her father's speechwriter—helps him keep the story quiet, and the family doctor makes sure the cause of death will be listed as a heart attack. But Grayson has a problem. When she thought she was helping her father cover up a suicide, she might actually have been covering up a murder. Because Grayson's mother left a videotape hidden among her personal effects in which she claims her life is in danger. Of course, Grayson's mother did suffer from paranoid delusions. And maybe Grayson does too: manic depression is a highly hereditary illness. But just because shes paranoid doesn't mean they're not out to get her...

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