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Pink Dice by Ellen Everman
Femme fatale cousin from the south visits her 11-year old cousin for the summer. Her cousin, Patti Rae, lives in a border town just south of the old Mason-Dixon line. Voluptuous cousin, Mary Lou, can have any guy she wishes, but falls for a interesting young man from "the wrong side of the tracks". A murder takes place in this sleepy little town and prejudices and provincial mentality take over. This young man is accused of being the murderer and cousin becomes enmeshed in the escape from trouble. A mysterious character who watches and proclaims goodness from afar is also looked at with suspicion. Twists and turns and dark foreshadowings keep reader involved.
A story about the first generation of adolescents who were called "teenagers". Takes place in the 50s, that first colorful decade of rock n roll. Mysterious character, a murder, a femme fatale and a youth seeking truth enlivens this tale of romance, suspense and introspection.