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Blackbird
by Tom Wright


Overview - On the Arkansas-Louisiana-Texas border, Detective Jim Beaudry Bonham has been assigned a bewildering case: a woman has been brutally attacked and nailed to a cross on the outskirts of town the day after a devastating storm unnerves the community. Bonham recognizes her immediately as Dr.  Read more...

 
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Overview
On the Arkansas-Louisiana-Texas border, Detective Jim Beaudry Bonham has been assigned a bewildering case: a woman has been brutally attacked and nailed to a cross on the outskirts of town the day after a devastating storm unnerves the community. Bonham recognizes her immediately as Dr. Deborah Gold, the town's well-known psychologist. Sensing how many secrets Dr. Gold took to her grave, Bonham's field of suspects grows to include the culture of the town itself--multiplying the questions that might explain how and why such a gruesome murder could be committed.

With the participation of complex, fully realized characters, Blackbird is not only a commanding crime novel: it is also an exploration of small-town life and how it's affected by violence and savagery. Wright's incisive description of the setting and characters perfectly juxtaposes the unknowns surrounding the murder, making Blackbird a memorable addition to the crime canon.

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9781609452704
  • ISBN-10: 1609452704
  • Publisher: Europa Editions
  • Publish Date: June 2015
  • Page Count: 288
  • Reading Level: Ages 18-UP
  • Dimensions: 8.2 x 5.3 x 1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.9 pounds


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  • Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
  • Review Date: 2015-04-20
  • Reviewer: Staff

Set in the tristate area of Texas, Arkansas, and Louisiana, Wright’s expertly crafted second novel updates the careers of Jim Bonham and Jim’s only cousin, Lee Ann Rowe, who were adolescents in Wright’s CWA Dagger Award–finalist debut, What Dies in Summer. Now a police lieutenant, Jim leads the investigation into the crucifixion and mutilation murder of psychologist Deborah Gold. Jim discovers that the victim was involved in a small group of S&M and cocaine enthusiasts. Soon after this grisly crime, the corpse of another group member, Benjamin Frix, is found in Frix’s burnt-out house. Lee Ann, now a therapist, assists the police team with her insight while providing Jim with perspective and support. Wright has a gift for creating distinct and intriguing characters, none more so than Jim, a fully rounded person with friends and family who works closely with his fellow police officers—a refreshing change from the typical hard-bitten rogue cop so popular in the genre today. Jim’s “touch of the Sight,” a rare, unpredictable form of clairvoyance, adds a bit of paranormal spice to this accomplished crime thriller. Agent: Victoria Hobbs, A.M. Heath (U.K.). (June)

 
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