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Forty Acres and a Soggy Grave

Forty Acres and a Soggy Grave Fitting in being liked by his friends or staying alive Sometimes the person you love isn t the person you thought you knew Crime historian Lizzie Stuart and her fiance John Quinn travel to a farm o

  • Title: Forty Acres and a Soggy Grave
  • Author: Frankie Y. Bailey
  • ISBN: 9781935692010
  • Page: 432
  • Format: None
  • Fitting in, being liked by his friends, or staying alive Sometimes the person you love isn t the person you thought you knew Crime historian Lizzie Stuart and her fiance, John Quinn travel to a farm on the Eastern Shore of Virginia for a weekend gathering of his old West Point buddies Mexican migrant laborers and struggling black farmers Money, politics, and war Too mFitting in, being liked by his friends, or staying alive Sometimes the person you love isn t the person you thought you knew Crime historian Lizzie Stuart and her fiance, John Quinn travel to a farm on the Eastern Shore of Virginia for a weekend gathering of his old West Point buddies Mexican migrant laborers and struggling black farmers Money, politics, and war Too many secrets in the past, too many lies in the present, and a weekend that turns deadly.

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    About "Frankie Y. Bailey"

    1. Frankie Y. Bailey

      Where did you grow up I grew up in the country now suburbs about five miles outside Danville, Virginia, the Last Capital of the Confederacy, also famous as the bright leaf tobacco market of the world and the home of Dan River Cotton Mills As you might imagine, Southern history and tradition played important roles in my upbringing The first history book I remember reading in school was about Virginia history not U.S The first speech I ever memorized was Patrick Henry s fiery Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death which I later recalled with some irony when I learned the truth about the founding fathers and slavery However, I am still a proud Virginian.I was the oldest of two children, one girl and one boy My parents were Danville natives When I was a child, my maternal grandmother lived with us and provided supervision while my parents were at work My mother came from a large family, so I had a bunch of aunts, uncles, and cousins on her side Some of my favorite family photos were taken at my Uncle Jimmy s house when we all gathered there on Christmas evening My father was an only child His father was a farmer, and even though my father worked in Dan River Mills all his life, in summers he lived for his garden and sold what he grew But it has still taken me years and years to learn to love collard greens Corn bread, yes Collard greens only recently As the oldest child, I learned to be properly bossy when dealing with my younger brother Now that we re both grown ups most of the time , we are able to carry on intelligent conversations and even view each other with some affection But, as he will tell you, the nickname that I gave him when he was a toddler and that nobody else in the world calls him still automatically pops out of my mouth Luckily, his wife has figured out who I mean when I call and ask to speak to Head Enough about family When did you start to write I don t remember when I didn t write I was a shy child, and it was one of those things that I could do alone In my teens, I discovered mysteries and wrote my first fan letter to a writer Richard Martin Stern who thrilled me to my toes by writing back I even persuaded my parents to sign me up for the Famous Writers course on short stories I never finished the course, but I did read the books they sent me on writing I even have my graded short stories stashed away somewhere.My career as a mystery writer didn t begin until after I had attended Virginia Tech Go Hokies At Tech, I started out intending to be a veterinarian, but ended up with a double major in Psychology and English It was while I was living in Seattle and serving in the U.S Army as a food inspector, that I began to write fiction again My first book was a romantic suspense novel The second was a mystery Both went into my desk drawer, but I still have the drafts badly typed and covered in red ink My third book was non fiction, and I wrote it after I had finally finished my dissertation in criminal justice a U Albany The research for that third book, Out of the Woodpile Black Characters in Crime and Detective Fiction, led me to mystery workshops and conferences I begin to think again about writing mysteries When I moved from Frankfort, Kentucky, where I was teaching, back to Albany, I joined a writing group That was when I began to make a serious effort to write a mystery that I hoped might eventually be published.What else do you do for fun Read, travel travel every chance I get go to movies, see friends, plan my dream housel the usual stuff One of these days, I intend to learn French and actually get that black belt I ve always wanted in karate if only I can find the discipline to start lessons again and this time stick with it.

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    1. Bailey, a real life criminal justice professor spins the latest in the dangerous adventures of her protagonist Lizzie Stuart. Lizzie is a crime historian whose penchant for research into the world around her and her interest in the struggles of her own African-American heritage sometimes collide.


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