Synopses & Reviews
Sensitivity, compassion, mystery, and suspense abound in this tale of unserved justice in Oklahoma. Public librarian Juanita Wills makes a distressing discovery while researching local history: a teenage boy from the all-black town of Bryson's Corner, Luther Dunlap, was found brutally murdered on the all-white Wyndham high school track back in 1959. She suspects racist motives, both in Luther's killing and the failure of the police to pursue an investigation. As the scrappy Juanita prods for facts the townspeople would rather forget, her first informant is poisoned, and she may be next. The shame she feels for her town cements her resolve to uncover the truth and to right the terrible wrong.
About the Author
Marion Moore Hill is the author of the Deadly Past Mystery series, which includes Deadly Will, and Bookmarked for Murder, the first book in the Scrappy Librarian Mystery series. Her novels and short stories have been recognized by Byline magazine, the Greater Dallas Writers' Association, Johnson County Creative Writers, Oklahoma Writers' Federation, Inc., and Panhandle Professional Writers. Her first short story, "Mum's and Pansy's Greenhouse," was the inaugural winner of Whispering Willow mystery magazine's Dagger award. She lives in Durant, Oklahoma.