Old School Bones by Randall Peffer
(Cape Island Mystery)

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Winter in a New England prep school brings term papers, wet snow, and the suicide of a young black student. Except Liberty Baker's friends are convinced she couldn't have taken her own life, and Liberty's faculty advisor, Awasha Patterson, believes them. She is desperate to believe any theory that Liberty's death was suspicious--Awasha turned the girl away the night of her death. If Liberty had been suicidal, Awasha had missed the signs.

But how to prove it? No one in the school wants to think that it could have been a racially-motivated crime; vague whispers of school-sanctioned secret societies are quickly stopped by the headmaster. Awasha can't let it rest, her guilt is consuming. So she seeks out help from a man she knows understands guilt--a man so sensitive, so compassionate to others, that it ruined his career as a defense attorney with one fateful case. Awasha finds Michael DeCastro on his father's fishing boat, and Michael knows from the moment he sees her that he's about to be haunted by another injustice. And he knows he'll give everything of himself until the spirits of the dead lie in peace.


About Randall Peffer

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Randall Peffer is an instructor at Philips Academy in Andover, Massachusetts. He is the author of the Cape Islands Mystery Series, including "Killling Neptune's Daughter, Provincetown Follies/Bangkok Blues, Old School Bones", and "Bangkok Dragons/Cape Cod Tears". He is also the author of "Southern Seahawk". His nonfiction books include "Logs of the Dead Pirate Society" and "Watermen".
Published July 1, 2011 by Tyrus Books. 401 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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