Killer Nashville’s Book of the Day / Wednesday, June 27, 2012 / “Rough Cider” by Peter Lovesey

Today’s featured book is Rough Cider by Peter Lovesey.

"Rough Cider" by Peter Lovesey

“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.

If you want to make your own comments on this selection, we would love to hear from you. Join ourFacebook Killer Nashville group page or our blog and join in the discussion.

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

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About Clay Stafford

Clay Stafford is an author / filmmaker (www.ClayStafford.com) and founder of Killer Nashville (www.KillerNashville.com). As a writer himself, he has over 1.5 million copies of his own books in print in over 14 languages. Stafford’s latest projects are the feature documentary “One of the Miracles” (www.OneOfTheMiracles.com) and the music CD “XO” (www.JefferyDeaverXOMusic.com). A champion of writers, Publishers Weekly has identified Stafford as playing “an essential role in defining which books become bestsellers” throughout “the nation’s book culture.” (PW 6/10/13)
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