A young female con-artist, Dottie, happens upon a slow-witted man, Aubrey Wallace. Aubrey, who has a family of his own, deserts them and and the two snatch a child from her playpen to complete their family. For mentally challenged Aubrey, he does what his heart tells him and he grows to love and adore Cannie, and Cannie believes them to be her parents. Years pass and they remain homeless, always trying to keep one step ahead of the law. Their life is sad, wrenching and as the situtions become more complicated, Aubrey struggles with right and wrong, love and abuse. Eventually Dottie grows tired of the limitations of her partner and Cannie begins to want the normal life she sees all around her. What a sad story.
I read this book in 1989. It was her first novel and what a beginning it was.
Brian Busby, DALE OF THE MOUNTED; ATLANTIC ASSIGNMENT, Joe Holliday
Casual Debris, Dr. Faustus, Christopher Marlowe
Bill Crider, RENEGADE POSSE, Marvin H. Albert
Martin Edwards, DISGRACE TO THE COLLEGE, G.D.H. and Margaret Cole
Curt Evans, THE FINAL FIVE for 2014
Richard Horton, PALLADIAN, Elizabeth Taylor
Jerry House, I AM LEGEND, Richard Matheson (but this is a graphic version)
Randy Johnson, THE EXECUTIONER: Two Books by Stephen Mertz
George Kelley, Four books by Marshall Jevons
Margot Kinberg, MERCY, Jussi Adler Olsen
B.V. Lawson, CRY THE BELOVED COUNTRY, Alan Paton
Evan Lewis, Forgotten Books of 2014
Steve Lewis, THE NIGHT SHE DIED, Dorothy Simpson
Todd Mason, THE BEST FROM FANTASY AND SCIENCE FICTION
Neer, FIVE VINTAGE MYSTERIES
J.F. Norris, THE MYSTERIOUS BADMAN, William Fryer Harvey
James Reasoner, SHORT BIER, Frank Kane
Gerard Saylor, MIDNIGHT RAMBLER, James Swain
Ron Scheer, EMPIRE BUILDERS, Francis Lynde
R.T. FLANNERY: A LIFE OF FLANNERY O'CONNOR, Brad Gooch
Kevin Tipple, FFB ROUNDUP FOR 2014
TomCat, THE BLACK LIZARD, Part 1
TracyK, HOLIDAY HOMICIDE, Rufus King
Prashant Trikannad, DUBAI, Robin Moore
Friday, January 02, 2015
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Dubai sounds pretty interesting.
Happy New Year, Patti!
Mine's up now: The Mysterious Mr. Badman by William Fryer Harvey
Here's one I wrote recently.
Five Vintage Mysteries:
Thanks and Happy New Year to you.
I've returned from another hiatus with a classic: Doctor Faustus,.
May I be so bold as to offer this addition (as a variation on the theme) to your wonderful list?
Note: My "unforgettable book Friday" will be a weekly feature at Beyond Eastrod.
FYI, I appreciate your link to me site, but it does not connect to the review. Puzzling!
Thanks, as ever, Patti, for including my post!
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