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Blackman\'s Coffin

Blackman's Coffin

(2008)
(The first book in the Sam Blackman Mystery series)
A novel by

 
Sam Blackman is an angry man. A Chief Warrant Officer in the Criminal Investigation Detachment of the U.S. military, he lost a leg in Iraq. His outspoken criticism of his medical treatment resulted in his transfer to the Veteran's Hospital in Asheville, NC. Then an ex-marine and fellow amputee named Tikima Robertson walks into his hospital room.
Tikima hints that she has an opportunity for Sam to use his investigative skills--if he can stop feeling sorry for himself. But before she can return, Tikima is murdered, her body found floating in the river.
Tikima's sister, Nakayla, brings Sam a journal she finds in Tikima's apartment. The volume dates to 1919 and contains the entries of a twelve-year-old boy who accompanies his father, a white funeral director, as they help a black man, Elijah Robertson, transport his deceased relative to a small family plot in Georgia. Nearly ninety years ago, Elijah's body was found in the French Broad River, a crime foreshadowing his great-great granddaughter Tikima's death.
Sam and Nakayla must devle into Asheville's rich history--the legacy of the Vanderbilts at the Biltmore estate and of author Tom Wolfe--to uncover the murderous truth.
Blackman's Coffin starts a new series by Mark de Castrique, author of the Buryin' Barry Mysteries.

 
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Hardback Editions

June 2008 : USA Hardback
Title: Blackman's Coffin: A Sam Blackman Mystery (Sam Blackman Series)
Author(s): Mark de Castrique
ISBN: 1-59058-517-8 / 978-1-59058-517-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Poisoned Pen Press
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Paperback Editions

November 2009 : Canada Paperback
Title: Blackman's Coffin (Easyread Large Edition)
Author(s): Mark De Castrique
ISBN: 1-4587-4330-6 / 978-1-4587-4330-5 (Canada edition)
Publisher: ReadHowYouWant
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July 2008 : USA Paperback
Title: Blackman's Coffin: A Sam Blackman Mystery (Sam Blackman Series)
Author(s): Mark de Castrique
ISBN: 1-59058-622-0 / 978-1-59058-622-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Poisoned Pen Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

June 2008 : USA Paperback
Title: Blackman's Coffin: A Sam Blackman Mystery (Sam Blackman Series)
Author(s): Mark de Castrique
ISBN: 1-59058-518-6 / 978-1-59058-518-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Poisoned Pen Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Audio Editions

February 2013 : USA Audio CD
Title: Blackman's Coffin (Sam Blackman)
Author(s): Mark de Castrique
ISBN: 1-4332-3521-8 / 978-1-4332-3521-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

June 2008 : USA Audio edition
Title: Blackman's Coffin: A Sam Blackman Mystery
Author(s): Mark de Castrique
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Availability: Amazon   

June 2008 : UK Audio edition
Title: Blackman's Coffin: A Sam Blackman Mystery
Author(s): Mark de Castrique
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Availability: Amazon UK   

June 2008 : USA Audio Cassette
Title: Blackman's Coffin (Sam Blackman Mysteries)(Library Edition)
Author(s): Mark de Castrique
ISBN: 1-4332-3518-8 / 978-1-4332-3518-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

June 2008 : USA Audio CD
Title: Blackman's Coffin (Sam Blackman Mysteries)(Library Edition)
Author(s): Mark De Castrique
ISBN: 1-4332-3519-6 / 978-1-4332-3519-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

June 2008 : USA MP3 CD
Title: Blackman's Coffin (Sam Blackman Mysteries) (Sam Blackman Series)
Author(s): Mark De Castrique
ISBN: 1-4332-3522-6 / 978-1-4332-3522-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   



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