The long-awaited return of Timothy Williams, CWA award-winning grand master of crime fiction, whom The Observer named one of the “10 Best Modern European Crime Writers”
The sun-drenched Caribbean island of Guadeloupe is technically part of France, subject to French law and loyal to the French Republic. But in 1980, the scars of colonialism are still fresh, and ethnic tensions and political unrest seethe just below the surface of everyday life.
French-Algerian judge Anne Marie Laveaud relocated to this beautiful Caribbean island confident that she could make it her new home. But her day-to-day life is rife with frustration. Now she is assigned a murder case in which she is sure the chief suspect, an elderly ex-con named Hégésippe Bray, is a political scapegoat. Her superiors are dismissive of her efforts to prove Bray innocent, and to add insult to injury, Bray himself won’t even speak to her because she’s a woman. But she won’t give up, and Anne Marie’s investigations lead her into a complex tangle of injustice, domestic terrorists, broken hearts, and maybe even voodoo.
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After Big Italy (1996) and four earlier mysteries featuring Italian policeman Piero Trotti, Williams delivers a saga of dying French colonialism in 1980 Guadeloupeâa story as convoluted as the racialFeb 25 2013 | Read Full Review of Another Sun
It is her responsibility to determine if there is sufficient evidence to bring the prime suspect of the crime — Hégésippe Bray, an elderly man who has spent much of his life in a brutual prison on French Guyana — to trial.| Read Full Review of Another Sun
Anne Marie’s first big case on the island involves an elderly ex-convict accused of killing a politically connected man, and Anne Marie investigates, certain that the man is innocent and being railroaded to avoid intensifying political unrest and potential scandal.Jun 02 2013 | Read Full Review of Another Sun