Description: 1 volume ; 22 cm.
When a rainmaker is bludgeoned to death in the pitch blackness of a colossal dust storm, small-town sheriff Temple Jennings shoulders yet another burden in the hard times of the 1930s Dust Bowl. The killing only magnifies Jennings's ongoing troubles -a formidable opponent in the upcoming election, the repugnant burden of enforcing farm foreclosures, and his wife's lingering grief over the loss of their young son. As the sheriff and his young deputy investigate the murder, their suspicions focus on a teenager, Carmine, serving with the Civilian Conservation Corps. The deputy, himself a former CCCer, struggles with remaining loyal to the corps while pursuing his own aspirations as a lawman. After Temple eventually arrests Carmine, Temple's wife Etha quickly becomes convinced of his innocence and sets out to prove it. But Etha's investigations soon reveal a darker web of secrets, which imperil Temple's chances of reelection and cause the husband and wife to confront their long-standing differences about the nature of grief.
Series: Loewenstein, Laurie. Dust Bowl mystery ; 1.
|Call Number||Location||Shelf Location||Status|
|M Loewenstein||Main (Downtown)||Second Level, Mystery||In|