Cruel As the Grave by John Armistead
John Armistead

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The murder of middle-aged furniture salesman Rory Hornsly leads Mississippi sheriff Grover Bramlett to the unsolved killing of a local woman, Naresse Clouse, a crime that takes him on a dangerous trail involving a decades-old forbidden love and a killer out to strike again. 15,000 first printing. $15,000 ad/promo.

About John Armistead

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John Armistead is religion editor for the "Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal. He is a native of Mobile, Alabama, and a graduate of Mississippi College and the University of Mississippi. He currently lives with his wife in Tupelo, Mississippi, where his hobbies include riding his Electra Glide Harley-Davidson, fly-fishing, and painting. He is also the author of "A Legacy of Vengeance and "A Homecoming for Murder.
Published August 1, 1996 by Carroll & Graf Pub. 294 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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This third Deep South procedural (A Homecoming for Murder, 1995, etc.) featuring Sheriff Grover Bramlett begins with a victim's-eye glimpse of a past murder.

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A white stranger enters the black cemetery near Sheffield, Miss., when Lizzie Clouse is visiting the grave of her mother, Naresse, who had been murdered three years earlier.

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