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Angel in the front room, devil out back
Diehl, Stanford.
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Atlanta : Longstreet Press, [2001]

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420 pages ; 24 cm
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With its superbly drawn characters, perfectly crafted plot, and fresh narrative voice, Angel In the Front Room, Devil Out Back announces the arrival of a major new talent in suspense fiction.

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Booklist Review

Nearly a quarter century ago, in Solomon's Rock, Georgia, a fire broke out at the local roadhouse. The workingwomen who lived upstairs and their customers were all killed. Jackson Moon's lawyer father took payoffs from the man who owned the roadhouse, including one shortly before the fire erupted. Moon's disgust over his father's involvement precipitated his leaving home. Now, after 20 years away--the last few in prison--Moon needs to understand the tragedy. Not everyone shares his interest in local history. Michael "Ghost" Grant, whose empire is built on drug money, is marshaling his associates--criminal and legit--to construct a multimillion-dollar Civil War theme park, and if Moon connects him to the fire, the whole deal could collapse. Diehl's first novel is a southern gothic descendant of In the Heat of the Night. Greed, racism, and an entrenched caste system all conspire to perpetuate the mentality of the Old South, minus the Gone with the Wind gentility. A brooding, suspenseful, and satisfying thriller. --Wes Lukowsky

Publisher's Weekly Review

In Stanford Diehl's first novel, Angel in the Front Room, Devil Out Back, Jackson Moon has returned to Solomon's Rock, Ga., 20 years after he ran from witnessing the cruel power plays of his father and his good ol' boy cronies. He might solve the old puzzles, if he can outsmart the powerful people who want him dead. (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved

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