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Author: Ed Gorman Narrator: Joe Barrett Publisher: Blackstone Publishing Audio Length: Series:The Sam McCain Mysteries Release Date: January 2012 Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download ISBN: 9781609988487

Publisher Description

A hippie commune has invaded Black River Falls. While the majority of the townspeople believe that the bohemians have the right to stay—despite how bizarre some of their ways can seem. As always, there is a minority that constantly accuses them of everything from criminal activities to satanism. As usual, lawyer and private investigator Sam McCain finds himself in the middle of the controversy, especially when the teenage daughter of Paul Mainwaring, one of the town’s wealthiest men, is found murdered in the commune’s barn. A deeply troubled young man, and Vietnam vet named Neil Cameron, is immediately charged with the crime, but Sam has serious doubts. 

In this lively and poignant new novel, Ed Gorman offers listeners his richest portrait yet about Black River Falls and its people.

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  • “Social turmoil overshadows the sleuthing in Gorman’s excellent ninth Sam McCain mystery…The real crime, as Sam eventually realizes, is how one generation exploits the next—while the younger generation devours itself. In turn mellow and melancholy, this book grapples with problems that are too complex for any detective to untangle.”

    - Publishers Weekly (starred review)
  • “Gorman, as he has done so well throughout this series, vividly captures the era…[with] a rich background for a cleverly plotted, fast-paced mystery.”

    - Booklist
  • “Read this installment, like all the others for the pop-historical detail and the loving evocation of small-town America.”

    - Kirkus Reviews
  • “The kind of hero any small town could take to its heart.”

    - New York Times, praise for the series

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " This is the 1st book by this author I have read. I liked it well enough that I will read more of his books. "

    - Nancy, 11/8/2013
  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Great read and set in the early 60s. The backround nostalgia is fun. "

    - Susan, 8/2/2013
  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " I liked it. Lots of references to a time when I was a teenager. "

    - Anne, 12/13/2012
  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5

    " Halfway in and still bored. Not gonna finish this one. "

    - Robin, 11/5/2012
  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " This has to be my least favorite of the Sam McCain books, but still worth reading. The story didn't go where I thought it would, and it seemed to get tied up abruptly. Also the ending was definitely different. I hope there will be another in this series, to see what happens with how this one ended. "

    - Melodie, 3/16/2012

About the Author

Ed Gorman is an award-winning American author best known for his crime, mystery, Western, and horror fiction. He has won a Spur Award for best short Western fiction and the Anthony Award for best critical work and in 2011 received the Eye, the lifetime achievement award from the Private Eye Writers of America. His award nominations include the Edgar Award, Bram Stoker Award, and numerous Anthony Awards. He has written over one hundred novels and short stories under various pen names and his stories have appeared in numerous anthologies, including The Shamus Winners.

About the Narrator

Joe Barrett, an actor and Audie Award and Earphones Award–winning narrator, has appeared both on and off Broadway as well as in hundreds of radio and television commercials.