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Cruel As the Grave

(2000)
(The first book in the Deep South Mysteries series)
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Maggie McLendon should be at home in Houston, studying for her Ph.D. qualifying exams, but a letter from her great aunt arrives, bearing bad news. Maggie's grandfather, Henry McLendon, whom she has never met, is seriously ill in Jackson, Mississippi.

Maggie's father, English professor Gerard McLendon, has been estranged from his family since Maggie was an infant, but now there is perhaps one last chance for the McLendons to be reunited. The family welcomes Maggie and Gerard to Jackson, and Gerard has a chance to reconcile with his father.

But a murderer strikes, savagely, and Gerard McLendon looks like the chief suspect. Maggie must sort out decades of family secrets, including the puzzle of her grandmother's death twenty-five years before and its relationship to the present crime, to arrive at the truth. But not before the killer strikes a second time. Could Maggie or her father be next on the list?

Genre: Mystery

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Hardback Editions

January 2000 : USA Hardback
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Title: Cruel As The Grave (A Silver Dagger Mystery)
Author(s): Dean James
ISBN: 1-57072-111-4 / 978-1-57072-111-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Overmountain Press
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Paperback Editions

January 2015 : USA Paperback
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Title: Cruel as the Grave (A Deep South Mystery)
Author(s): Dean James
ISBN: 1-5030-5758-5 / 978-1-5030-5758-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
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January 2000 : USA Paperback
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Title: Cruel As The Grave (A Silver Dagger Mystery)
Author(s): Dean James
ISBN: 1-57072-127-0 / 978-1-57072-127-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Overmountain Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Kindle Editions

November 2013 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Cruel as the Grave (Deep South Mysteries Book 1)
Author(s): Dean James
Publisher: NYLA
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