Stone Cribs by Kris Nelscott
A Smokey Dalton Novel

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It's Christmas time, 1969, in Chicago. After a night out, Smokey Dalton, Kris Nelscott's enigmatic African-American P.I., and his girlfriend find a young woman bleeding to death in his neighbor's apartment. Upon arriving with her at the hospital, they discover that her injuries are due to a botched illegal abortion.

This act of charity blooms into a more complicated situation when Smokey learns that the woman became pregnant after being raped. The woman survives, but the fallout is deadly: Her ex-husband vows revenge at any cost. And in a city torn apart by racial strife, gang wars, and a burgeoning drug problem, Smokey believes that cost could be too high.

Kris Nelscott, one of the most nuanced, intelligent writers of crime fiction working today, has authored another heart-stopping, complicated novel of a country ripped apart at the seams and a lone man doing all he can to put things right.
 

About Kris Nelscott

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Kris Nelscott lives on the Oregon coast. The first Smokey Dalton novel, A Dangerous Road, won the Herodotus Award for Best Historical Mystery and was shortlisted for the Edgar Award for Best Novel; the second, Smoke-Filled Rooms, was a PNBA Book Award Finalist; and the third, Thin Walls, was one of the Chicago Tribune's best mysteries of the year.
 
Published December 11, 2013 by WMG Publishing. 336 pages
Genres: History, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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The closest you'll ever come to understanding life as a black man in the '60s, even if you're a black man who lived through them.

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In Edgar finalist Nelscott's vivid fourth Smokey Dalton novel (after 2002's Thin Walls ), the "sort of" private detective is living under the rada

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trust to a small degree --- Truman Johnson and Jack Sinkovich" ---.

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The woman survives, but the fallout is .

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