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Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter by Tom Franklin.. Childhood friends, separated by the years, are thrown together in this thriller about a girl gone missing. Powerful characters and sultry settings, race glinting like a knife. Lehane watch your back.

Joel Gardner, LitSnap Editor

"Franklin, an Edgar-winning writer of atmospheric tales, deserves an audience to match the praise he's attracted for "Poachers," "Hell at the Breech" and "Smonk." If you're looking for a smart, thoughtful novel that sinks deep into a Southern hamlet of the American psyche, "Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter" is your next book.."

The Washington Post

"Tom Franklin's "Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter" pulls off a literary daily double: It's a compelling mystery and a novel that transcends genre. The story -- a man is ostracized in a community because he's the last person seen with a girl who disappears -- is enhanced by two finely wrought characters, Larry Ott and Silas "32" Jones, who remain indelibly etched in a reader's consciousness long after the final page is turned.."

The Pittsburg Tribune-Review

Author bio: I was born in the hamlet of Dickinson, Alabama, which has a population of around 400 and is about half-white, half-black. I attended Dickinson Baptist Church for a while. I grew up a nonhunter in a hunting household, and I liked writing, drawing, and reading. I am the first member of my family to finish college.  More information can be found here: http://www.harpercollins.com/author/microsite/about.aspx?authorid=19243livepage.apple.com

Book Details: General Fiction; (288 pp. Pageturner, gripping read: Kindle/Audiobook/Print editions)

Publisher Website: 9780060594671

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