Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter

Tom Franklin

3.83 based on 15 ratings & 2 reviews on Goodreads.com

2011 Nominee

CWA Specsavers Bestseller Dagger

2011 Nominee

CWA Goldsboro Gold Dagger

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31 July 2014
9781447271710
336 pages
Synopsis

Universally lauded, Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter won the CWA Gold Dagger Award for Best Crime Novel of the Year

Synopsis

Universally lauded, Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter won the CWA Gold Dagger Award for Best Crime Novel of the Year

Tom Franklin's heart-tuggingly melancholic Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter was a standout slice of beautiful writing. Superb dialogue, scuffed social realism and painterly description bring alive the Mississippi backwater where the tangled history between ostracised Larry Ott and popular police officer Silas Jones is exposed by the disappearance of a girl. Franklin's powerfully imagined characters are captivating, and the sadness of the story indelibly stains your soul.

Metro -Books of the Year

This award winning crime novel that invited comparisons with To Kill A Mockingbird tells the story of white and black boyhood friends in rural Mississippi, separated by an apparent crime that changes their lives. A beautifully crafted thriller that explores the nature of friendship and bigotry.

Financial Times - Books of the Year