A Field of Darkness
by Cornlia Read
This is a moody mystery set in 1988. Cornelia Read paints a desolate picture of Syracuse that matches the tone of the book. Her heroine, Madeline Dare, struggles with living a blue-collar life which a far cry from her childhood where she grew up with the comforts of wealth. Madeline's father-in-law shows her a set of dog tags that he found in a field. He tells her that two young women were murdered it in 1969. Madeline is shocked to see her cousin's name etched on the pieces of metal. Lapthorne is her favorite cousin and she can't believe that he was involved. She sets out to find the truth. This debut novel is interesting but the writing is uneven. Flashes of humor are mixed lengthy complaints by Madeline about life in the rust belt of New York. [If you enjoy this, you may also wish to try the works of Jeff Crook and Douglas Corleone.] -- recommended by Donna G. - Virtual Services Department
[Also available in downloadable E-book format.]
[ official A Field of Darkness page on the official Cornelia Read web site ]
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