Black and Secret Midnight

Black and Secret Midnight

by Laurel Schunk

Hardcover(1 ED)



It is July 1951, and in Georgia, that means oppressive, sticky heat. Twelve-year-old Beth Anne Crane and her family visit her grandmother in Columbus, Georgia. She loves all her kin, but it becomes clear that she doesn't understand the undercurrents of hatred and greed roiling under a surface calm.

As she tries to acclimate to the changes around her, the killing starts. First it's the mentally retarded young black son of her great-aunt Ophelia's former cook. Then Beth Anne's friend Nina disappears. Then it's Auntie who disappears. Who will be next? Beth Anne herself may be the next one to fall prey to the killer's mania.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780966187908
Publisher: St Kitts Press
Publication date: 08/28/1998
Edition description: 1 ED
Pages: 238
Product dimensions: 5.80(w) x 8.89(h) x 0.87(d)
Age Range: 11 - 13 Years

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Linda Hall

Indicative of life in the South in the 1950s when racism and bigotry were around every frightening corner, Black and Secret Midnight is a great mystery with plenty of foreshadowing, clues, and red herrings to keep you reading far into the night.
author of "Margaret's Peace"

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