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Hardcover The Woman in the Yard Book

ISBN: 0312199627

ISBN13: 9780312199623

The Woman in the Yard

Acting Sheriff Q. P. Waldeau has returned from his tour of duty in Korea to the small coastal town of Wilmington, North Carolina. Waldeau is eager to build a career in law enforcement, but in the... This description may be from another edition of this product.


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Having served as an MP in the military during the Korean conflict, Q.P. Waldreau looks forward to a career in law enforcement. Even though he is only the acting sheriff of New Hanover County, North Carolina, Q. P. relishes the idea that his new civilian life starts at home on New Year's Day 1954. However, if Q.P. thought he would ease on into the job, he soon found he was very much mistaken. Instead of the endless days of fishing, with little else to do but relax, Q.P. quickly finds himself investigating the murder of a Negro prostitute. The prime suspect is her pimp. Before Q.P. completes his inquiries, the pimp becomes a victim of a lynching. As two more corpses are found, local residents have doubts that Q.P. is capable of doing the job right. Not only is he inexperienced, he has a Jewish girl friend with integration leanings. THE WOMAN IN THE YARD is an intriguing period piece police procedural that will gain much reader attention for author Stephen E. Miller. Taking place at the same time that the Supreme Court rules on the Brown vs. the Topkea Board of education case, the rural South is vividly brought to life as the cornerstone of the novel. Q.P. is a fine sheriff, who seeks the truth even though his own peers show disinterest. The secondary ensemble brings a wide variety of depth that propels the story line forward. In spite of this being his debut novel, Mr. Miller has raised the quality level of the historical rural southern police procedural with this entertaining novel.Harriet Klausner
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