||Jul 1 2000
SOON IN AUDIO FORMAT! A small-town deputy sheriff tracks a serial killer through the shocking, factual events surrounding the Scopes trial of 1925. Mystery and history combine to produce an entertaining, thought provoking, stimulating work.
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When an old recluse dies behind locked doors, the doctor says it was her heart. Deputy Sheriff Trent Tyson doesn't give the case another thought until the medical examiner finds poison. Within a week Tyson is on the tenuous trail of a murderer who snuffs out the unwanted, the lame, the helpless. Reaping the Whirlwind also reveals the actual truth about an innocent man on trial and a small town's quest for publicity that altered the course of a nation.
Prologue I like to think of myself as a gardener. A gardener loves flowers. If he must root out a misshapen plant or snip off a dead head, that doesn’t mean he loves his beautiful blossoms less. It means he’s a tidy gardener. He’s doing the landscape a favor. No one can blame him.
"Rosey Dow has been painstaking in her research
and meticulous in her attempts at historical accuracy.
Mystery buffs will find a full plate in this book: love
affairs, intrigue, murder, and intellectual
controversy--all portrayed against an accurate
geographical backdrop with historical personages
mingling with fictional characters. The result is that
this book is an enjoyable means of learning about
one of the world's great trials."
--Dr. Richard Cornelius
Scopes Trial specialist
Diana Kirk, best-selling author
If you love colorful
historical characters and a good mystery, you will
love this intriguing and intellectually stimulating
Charlotte Austin Review
In Reaping the Whirlwind, Dow has taken what
might have been dry, historical facts and woven
them into a tale of intrigue and obsession. Under her
capable pen, gray areas become clearly defined,
while dark, consistent lines become blurred and
change shape as the wind blows. The characters,
while obviously living in another day and time, are
pleasant to observe and suspects abound, keeping
readers guessing. An excellent and surprising first!
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