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Murder at First Baptist

Weston Poole Hatfield

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ISBN 10: 080597038X / ISBN 13: 9780805970388
Published by Dorrance Publishing Co. Inc., 2006
Used Condition: Very Good Hardcover
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First Edition. First printing. Very good hardcover with very good dust jacket in new Brodart jacket. Gift inscription on fep, otherwise unmarked, bright and clean with square and tight binding. Circle stain on top front dust jacket. Enjoy reading with a real book in your hands. Shipping from North Carolina. Dedicated to delighting our customers. Delivery confirmation provided on all domestic orders. Happy to ship to international locations. Consider expedited shipping - just a little more moves your purchase a lot faster. Digital photos available on request for any book. Bookseller Inventory # mon0000036913

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Title: Murder at First Baptist

Publisher: Dorrance Publishing Co. Inc.

Publication Date: 2006

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good

Edition: 1st Edition

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Murder at First Baptist is a seething, hot, murder mystery/courtroom drama set in Huntsville, North Carolina during the summer of 1933. Prohibition is ending, and the black janitor is the likely suspect when the beautiful young organist of the First Baptist Church is murdered, and her body found in the baptismal pool. Emotions run high in this period novel – for the church sexton, Isaiah, is a pillar of the Negro community. Even the police chief doesn’t believe he is guilty. But who else would have killed Betty?

Memorable characters emerge as the city’s police chief and his detective assistant seek to determine the killer’s identity amid mounting cries that the sexton be charged with the murder. Murder at First Baptist is filled with unlikely suspects – pastors, attorneys, teachers, business owners – they’ve all got secrets and no one is talking. There are plenty of scripture references in this murder mystery; and there are plenty of sinners, too.

You will want to stay with this sometimes comic, sometimes tragic narrative, which also paints a vivid picture of a Depression-ridden, deeply segregated, Southern town in 1933.

About the Author:

Weston Poole Hatfield is a North Carolina lawyer practicing in Winston-Salem. He lives in that city and also maintains a residence in Washington, D.C. This is his first novel.

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