In the shadow of lies : an Oliver Wright mystery novel (Book, 2014) [WorldCat.org]
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In the shadow of lies : an Oliver Wright mystery novel

Author: M A Adler
Publisher: Berkeley, CA : She Writes Press, 2014.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Richmond, California. World War II. A cross burning takes innocent lives and unsettles the town. After Japan attacks Pearl Harbor, American Italians start to disappear, a rapist promises to revisit his victims, and someone viciously beats shipyard workers to death. His failure to solve these seemingly unrelated events haunts homicide detective Oliver Wright, even after he reenlists in the Marines and finds himself  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Detective and mystery fiction
Historical fiction
Fiction
Mystery fiction
Romans, nouvelles, etc
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: M A Adler
ISBN: 9781938314827 1938314824
OCLC Number: 862097825
Awards: Commended for Independent Publisher Book Awards (West-Pacific Fiction) 2015
Description: 359 pages ; 22 cm
Responsibility: M.A. Adler.

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Richmond, California. World War II. A cross burning takes innocent lives and unsettles the town. After Japan attacks Pearl Harbor, American Italians start to disappear, a rapist promises to revisit his victims, and someone viciously beats shipyard workers to death. His failure to solve these seemingly unrelated events haunts homicide detective Oliver Wright, even after he reenlists in the Marines and finds himself fighting in the Pacific. Oliver returns to Richmond near the end of the war, injured and afraid his career is over. But when an Italian Prisoner of War is murdered the night the Port Chicago Mutiny verdicts are announced, and black soldiers are suspected of the crime, the Army asks Oliver to find out the truth. He joins forces with an Italian POW captain and with a black MP embittered by a segregated military. During their investigation, these unlikely allies expose layers of deceit and violence that stretch back to World War I, and uncover a common thread that connects the earlier crimes. In the Shadow of Lies reveals the darkness and turmoil of the Bay Area during World War II, while celebrating the spirit of the everyday people who made up the home front. Its intriguing characters will resonate with the reader long after its deftly intertwined mysteries are solved.

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