A Crime in the Neighborhood

A Crime in the Neighborhood

A Novel

eBook - 1997 | First edition.
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A girl annoyed by a neighbor flirting with her mother accuses him of sexual abuse and murder. She is Martha, 10, and in the summer of 1972 the suburb of Spring Hill in Washington is more than ready to believe her, a child having been raped and murdered. The novel examines what can happen when a child's testimony is the only lead in a crime and what prompts a child to point an accusing finger. A debut in fiction.
Publisher: Chapel Hill, N.C. : Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, 1997.
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9781565126893
Branch Call Number: Internet Access
Characteristics: 1 online resource (285 pages).


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May 17, 2015

A brilliant read. A real eye opener on human behaviour during a conservative time.

May 01, 2012

Set in 1972 in a suburb of Washington at the time of Watergate. The book is about the hyprocrisy of middle -class America in the 70s. It is suspenseful but light.

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