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A Dastardly Murder

A Novel of Arkansas in the 1840s

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A Dastardly Murder by George E Lankford
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This title presents a murder mystery unsolved for 160 years and a vivid account of Arkansas in the decade following statehood. Opening with the senseless killing of a boy, and not just any boy but the scion of a proud family, Lankford's novel is the stuff of classic fiction. Who would harm such a promising lad; perhaps the folks whose farmhouse is nearest? A man lives there who has sworn to get even with the boy's father. Has he done so by killing an innocent? To many it is sensible to assume so. A posse is formed, a manhunt ensues. Is it really necessary, given the blood feud between the boy's pa and the man whose house overlooks the killing scene? Lankford's novel is based on extensive historical research; it may even contain more fact than fiction. Yet it is the unsolved murder at the core of the story that propels the reader from page to page. And it is the quest for resolution that drives the characters - in their interwoven stories - in search of an answer to the identity of the killer. Lankford delivers a very satisfying historical novel, delivered within the setting of real Arkansas history.

Author Biography

George Lankford, professor emeritus of Lyons College, Batesville, Arkansas, is the author of many books and the recipient of many awards, including the Arkansas Historical Association's Lifetime Achievement Award. He is the editor of Bearing Witness: Memories of Arkansas Slavery (University of Arkansas Press) and wrote the introduction to Cavorting on the Devil's Fork: The Pete Whetstone Letters of C. F. M. Noland (University of Arkansas Press).
Release date Australia
June 3rd, 2009
Country of Publication
United States
Illustrations
Illustrations
Imprint
Butler Centre for Arkansas Studies
Pages
208
Dimensions
133x210x15
ISBN-13
9781935106081
Product ID
3591791

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