Monday, May 17, 2010

Pg. 69: Bill Crider & Clyde Wilson's "Mississippi Vivian"

The current feature at the Page 69 Test: Mississippi Vivian by Bill Crider and Clyde Wilson.

About the book, from the publisher:
When private eye Ted Stephens visits hot and humid Losgrove, Mississippi, in the summer of 1970, he's not there for the mint juleps. He's investigating an insurance scam for his employer in Houston. It should be a routine job. But what happens is far from routine, and Stephens finds himself involved in a mysterious death - and small-town secrets that everyone wants to keep under cover.

Everyone's hiding something, from the lawyer representing some supposedly injured men to the waitress at the local café. Stephens can't be sure that even the local sheriff is being straight with him.

Before long there's another death, and this time it's murder for sure. Stephens doesn't have any business getting involved. It's none of his business, even if it does appear connected to his case, and he'd prefer to stay out of things. An attempt on his own life, however, convinces him that he'd better find the killer before he winds up buried in the Mississippi soil along with all the town's secrets.

This fast-paced historical mystery pits the wisecracking Stephens against a whole town full of oddball characters, especially a killer who wants to stop him before he brings all the town's secrets to light.
Read more about Mississippi Vivian at the publisher's website, and visit Bill Crider's website and blog.

Read "Clyde and Me and Mississippi Vivian" by Bill Crider, Spinetingler Magazine.

My Book, The Movie: Mississippi Vivian.

The Page 69 Test: Mississippi Vivian.

--Marshal Zeringue