This is the fictional story of the 1994 Murders in Vinton, Virginia
221 Pages that will capture your interest from beginning to end
This novel is the build-up to the crime and beyond
Softcover 6" X 9"
|Blain Hodges, Teresa Hodges, and
their two young daughters were brutally murdered in their home in Vinton,
in August 1994. Earl Bramblett was
arrested, tried, convicted and executed for the crime. Author Douglas
is convinced Bramblett was framed
and is on a mission to find justice for Bramblett.
Smoke And Murders is a fictionalized account of the crime. Many of the characters are sketches of people close to the case. Except for the murders, much of the story is made up. Graham has included all the ingredients of a first rate, hard boiled mystery. From the crime scene on we meet corrupt cops, drug dealers, a careless medical examiner and a long list of intriguing, believable characters.
It is set in rural Virginia in a small town where the haves avoid the have-nots and gossip and speculation is the favorite pastime. The town elite demand a conviction and for the problem to go away. A State Police investigator has hand picked his suspect and quickly brings the mayor and local cops onside.
Graham draws on his considerable research of the evidence and knowledge of the case to form a plausible theory as to what he believes really happened. His hypothesis is played out in this fast paced, enjoyable read. He brings together all the players and cleverly sets the tone for the sequel, leaving the reader wanting more.
I highly recommend Smoke And Murders to fans of True Crime and Murder Mysteries and I look forward to the sequel, "Three Trailers Down" (November 2009).
Reviewed by WR Potter for Reader's Choice Reviews.
Smoke And Murders 5 Stars
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