Death of a Rainmaker Lib/E (Compact Disc)

A Dust Bowl Mystery

By Laurie Loewenstein, Emily Sutton-Smith (Read by)

Blackstone Publishing, 9781982628017

Publication Date: January 29, 2019

Other Editions of This Title:
Hardcover (10/16/2018)
Paperback (10/2/2018)
Compact Disc (1/29/2019)
MP3 CD (1/29/2019)

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Description

When a rainmaker is bludgeoned to death in the pitch-blackness of a colossal dust storm, small-town sheriff Temple Jennings shoulders yet another burden in the hard times of the 1930s Dust Bowl. The killing only magnifies Temple's ongoing troubles: a formidable opponent in the upcoming election, the repugnant burden of enforcing farm foreclosures, and his wife's lingering grief over the loss of their eight-year-old son.

As the sheriff and his young deputy investigate the murder, their suspicions focus on a teenager, Carmine, serving with the Civilian Conservation Corps. The deputy, himself a former CCCer, struggles with remaining loyal to the corps while pursuing his own aspirations as a lawman.

When the investigation closes in on Carmine, Temple's wife, Etha, quickly becomes convinced of his innocence and sets out to prove it. But Etha's own probe soon reveals a darker web of secrets, which imperil Temple's chances of reelection and cause the husband and wife to confront their long-standing differences about the nature of grief.