The Ballad of Frankie Silver

McCrumb, Sharyn

Verlag: Signet, 1999
ISBN 10: 0451197399 / ISBN 13: 9780451197399
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Inhaltsangabe: From New York Times bestselling author Sharyn McCrumb comes the fifth novel set in the Appalachian wilderness blending legends and folklore with high suspense.

A career lawman will bear witness to the final judgement, as a man he put away twenty years ago is about to be excecuted for the brutal slaying of two hikers. However, his conscience is no longer clear to the point of absolute certainty about the man's guilt. Also of intense interest to the lawman is the parallel between the current events and a legendary murder and execution over 100 years old--the story of a great injustice, and a woman condemned to die for a crime she didn't commit. Suddenly, the sheriff finds himself in a race against and across time to see that history doesn't repeat itself!

Praise for The Ballad Of Frankie Silver:

"...a dense and lovely but very dark design that illustrates the social hypocrisy of the legal system as much as the harshness of mountain justice--then and now."-- The New York Times Book Review

"Reading a novel by Sharyn McCrumb is like listening to the movements of a symphony."--BookPage

"This novel will pass the test of time and be considered a classic in the years to come."--Harriet Klausner

"Sharyn McCrumb has dug more riches out of the Appalachians than some miners."-- Sunday World-Herald

Rezension: Sharyn McCrumb is one of the major wonders of the mystery world. Her books about forensic anthropologist Elizabeth MacPherson (including Highland Laddie Gone) are strong, meaty contemporary stories; her comic novels ( Bimbos of the Death Sun, Zombies of the Gene Pool) are delightful satires. And then there's the jewel in her crown, the series known as the Ballad novels (including The Hangman's Beautiful Daughter and The Rosewood Casket) where the third-generation Appalachian resident McCrumb sews together what she calls "colored scraps of legends, ballads and fragments of rural life and local tragedy" into books that are like Appalachian quilts. The Ballad of Frankie Silver is the fifth in the Ballad series, and it might well be the best. The blend between the old story and the new is perfect, as Sheriff Spencer Arrowood digs into the 1832 case of the first woman ever hanged for murder in North Carolina--18-year-old Frankie Silver, charged with dismembering her husband--while some disturbing new evidence is surfacing about another, much more recent capital crime. If you have friends who don't read mysteries but liked Cold Mountain, pointing them toward McCrumb might be the start of something big. --Dick Adler

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Titel: The Ballad of Frankie Silver
Verlag: Signet
Erscheinungsdatum: 1999
Einband: Paperback
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Verlag: London: Hodder Stoughton, (1999)
ISBN 10: 0340717157 ISBN 13: 9780340717158
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