Bad Moon Rising by Ed Gorman
A Sam McCain Mystery (Sam McCain Mysteries)

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The murder of a wealthy young woman sparks a backlash against the hippie commune that has recently arrived in Black River Falls
A hippie commune has invaded Black River Falls. While the majority of the townspeople believe that the bohemians have to right to stay—despite how bizarre some of their ways can seem—as always there is a minority that constantly accuses them of everything from criminal activities to Satanism. As usual, lawyer and private investigator Sam McCain finds himself in the middle of the controversy, especially when the teenage daughter of Paul Mainwaring, one of the town’s wealthiest men, is found murdered in the commune’s barn. A deeply troubled young man (and Vietnam vet) named Neil Cameron is immediately charged with the crime but Sam has serious doubts. In this lively and atmospheric new mystery novel, Ed Gorman offers readers his richest portrait yet about Black River Falls and its people.

About Ed Gorman

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Ed Gormanáis the beloved author of dozens of mystery novels, including theáNew York Times bestsellingáFrankenstein, which he co-wrote with Dean Koontz. He has received the Shamus Award, the Spur Award, and the International Fiction Writers Award. Ed lives in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.
Published October 11, 2011 by Pegasus Books. 256 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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When Sam’s attempt to bring Neil in for questioning is thwarted when Neil’s sister, Sarah Powers, knocks him out long enough for Neil to make his escape, Sarah naturally gets arrested herself, and Sam naturally agrees to represent her.

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Social turmoil overshadows the sleuthing in Gorman’s excellent ninth Sam McCain mystery (after 2009’s A Ticket to Ride).

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