Black Cherry Blues Book Summary and Study Guide

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A rogue detective is framed for murder and leaves the bayou country of Louisianna to go to Montana to prove his innocence. There he encounters old friends, betrayals and Mafia land deals and American Indian Movement deaths that all lead back to the man who is framing him.
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The review of this Book prepared by patrick cronin

This is one of the best books I've read in a long time. A former cop living a quiet life has to fight for his life and freedom when a friend asks him for help, and "bad people" threaten him and his child.
The review of this Book prepared by Erika Lockhart

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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 50%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 40%How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) 10% Tone of story    -   Dry-cynical    -   suspenseful (sophisticated fear) How difficult to spot villain?    -   Somewhat obvious Time/era of story:    -   1980's-1999    -   1960's-1970's Kid or adult book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Crime Thriller    -   Yes Crime plotlets:    -   vigilante getting revenge    -   white collar fraud or theft General Crime (including known murderer)    -   Yes Who's the criminal enemy here?    -   breaking up mobsters

Main Character

Gender    -   Male Profession/status:    -   police/lawman Ethnicity/Race    -   White/American


United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Northeast    -   Deep South Farm/Ranch?    -   Yes Small town?    -   Yes Misc setting    -   prison    -   resort/hotel    -   fancy mansion

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   very gorey references to torture    -   very gorey references to deaths/dead bodies and torture Explicit sex in book?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   actual description of sex Amount of dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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