For the third time–Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter

7948230Those who read Book Group Buzz and memorize all the entries already know that Rebecca Vnuk (08/17/11) and MaryKate Perry (10/12/12) have already recommended Tom Franklin’s Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter (2010).  For some unknown reason, no BGB reviewer promulgated it last year but I am here for the current year.

I am going to recommend this book again.  It is that good.

Not only is the story a fine male bonding tale but it comes with added twist that one man is black and the other is white.  Because it is set in Mississippi, those facts have you on the edge of your seat the entire time.  With a historical unsolved murder impacting on the characters in the present day when another girl goes missing in the same small town, the pot is bubbling.

However, what really makes this book, is the quality of the writing.  Superb.  OK, I do not have to linger around here when I am playing third fiddle.  I just did not want you to forget the high quality and eminent discuss-ability of Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter.



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About the Author:

Gary Niebuhr is the author of Make Mine a Mystery (2003), Caught up in Crime (2009), and other readers' guides to mystery and detective fiction. He was a Booklist contributor from 2008-2014.

1 Comment on "For the third time–Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter"

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  1. Julie Holmberg says:

    Both my husband and I absolutely agree that this book should not be missed…Such a wonderful lesson about small town living and the way a person’s life can be destroyed unfairly….

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