Dutton, Jul 2003, 24.95, 352 pp.
In 1861 when it comes to joining a side in the war, people living in the Southern Appalachia believe neither side is right because someone will detest you for signing up with the wrong team. When her husband Keith signs on with the Confederacy due to the pay, Malinda Blalock cuts her hair and joins too as his younger brother Sam. They try to receive a discharge, but soon become avenging outlaws ... If Ever I Return, Pretty Peggy-O
When 60's folk singer Peggy Muryan moves to the small Tennessee town of Hamelin, it is with the purpose of writing material that will help her re-launch her singing career. She certainly does not expect a stalker to start sending her postcards with threatening messages, seemingly innocent lines from folk songs that all feature death, and which Peggy used to perform with her singing partner before she became famous. The sheriff, Spencer Arrowood, is attra... Missing Susan
A down on the luck actor is leading a tour of the famous murder places through England. On the tour is Susan, a Yank heiress. Her uncle wants the control of the money and business, so has paid the actor to murder Susan while on the tour. In a series of side-splitting mishaps, the actor keeps MISSING Susan, nearly knocking off everyone on the tour.
A very original, funny book.... Saint Dale
Harley Claymore, a down-on-his-luck ex-NASCAR driver, agrees to lead the Dale Earnhardt Memorial Tour for Bailey Travel. Harley was never a fan of Dale's, but he needs the money and the chance for exposure at the tracks.
Bekasu Holofield promised her sister Justine they would vacation where ever she chose, and Bekasu grudgingly finds herself on the Earnhardt Tour. Justine and friend Cayle are NASCAR fanatics. Bekasu has no interest.
The Memorial tour i...
She Walks These Hills
Jeremy Cobb, a college professor, is obsessed with Katie Wyler, an early settler in the hills of Tennessee. Katie's family was killed by a group of Native Americans. Only her younger brother Andrew was able to get away. Katie was taken captive to Ohio territory. Eventually she was able to escape and made her way on foot back to Tennessee. Jeremy decides to follow a portion of the path Katie may have taken on her trek home. With no hiking experience... The Rosewood Casket
Four surviving sons and their families are called home to Ashe Mountain to fulfill the boy's father, Randall Stargill's, last wish. Randall has kept a stack of rosewood lumber for years in the barn. Now he asks his sons to make him a casket from that wood. Nora Bonesteel, an elderly neighbor, arrives at Randall's farm bearing cookies and a box which she requests they bury with Randall. The box is opened dispite Nora's instruction, and bones are revealed.... The Songcatcher
Dutton, Jun 2001, 24.95, 368pp.
In 1751 Islay off the Scottish coast, Malcolm McCourry is abducted and turned into a slave on board a ship heading to the New World. On the trek, he hears and learns a haunting ballad. In America, Malcolm makes the most of his fate and soon becomes a lawyer and starts a family. He hands down the ballad to his sons.
Over a couple of centuries later, country singer Lark McCourry flies ...