Today’s featured book is Rough Cider by Peter Lovesey.
Why I chose this book:
Intricate plotting. A child witnesses a murder. Twenty years later, the bastard daughter of the murdered man finds the now adult child and seeks to uncover the truth. What I love about Lovesey is his ability to make me doubt the truth. A great case study for writing mysteries.
It is World War II and American soldiers stationed in rural England have made friends, especially with the local girls. After a dance to celebrate the pressing of the apples into cider, the resentment of the local men leads to violence and a murder. Later, a child is born, a girl. When she grows up, she tries to find out more about her soldier-father. And long-forgotten jealousies and hatreds come frothing to the surface. Rough Cider was nominated for an Edgar Award.
Remember that these books are listed at a discount through Amazon. You also don’t have to purchase the version that is featured here. Many of these books are available in multiple formats: e–book, hardcover, softcover, and audio. Enjoy!
– Clay Stafford, Founder of Killer Nashville