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Pleasantville

(2015)
(The second book in the Jay Porter series)
A novel by

 
 
Awards
Dagger Awards Best Book (nominee)
SHORTLISTED FOR THE CWA GOLD DAGGER AND LONGLISTED FOR THE WOMEN'S PRIZE FOR FICTION 2016, THE TIMES 10 Best Thrillers of 2010s

It's 1996, Bill Clinton has just been re-elected and in Houston a mayoral election is looming. As usual the campaign focuses on Pleasantville -- the African-American neighbourhood of the city that has swung almost every race since it was founded to house a growing black middle class in 1949. Axel Hathorne, former chief of police and the son of Pleasantville's founding father, was all set to become Houston's first black mayor. But his lead is slipping thanks to a late entrant into the race -- Sandy Wolcott, a defence attorney riding high on the success of a high-profile murder trial.

And then, just as the competition intensifies, a girl goes missing, apparently while canvassing for Axel. And when her body is found, Axel's nephew is charged with her murder.

Sam is determined that Jay Porter defends his grandson. And even though Jay is tired of wading through other people's problems, he suddenly finds himself trying his first murder case, a trial that threatens to blow the entire community wide open, and reveal the lengths that those with power are willing to go to hold onto it.

Genre: Mystery

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Hardback Editions

April 2015 : UK Hardback
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Title: Pleasantville (The Jay Porter mysteries by Attica Locke)
Author(s): Attica Locke
ISBN: 1-84668-948-1 / 978-1-84668-948-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Serpent's Tail
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon AU   


April 2015 : USA Hardback
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Title: Pleasantville (Jay Porter Series)
Author(s): Attica Locke
ISBN: 0-06-225940-7 / 978-0-06-225940-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Amistad
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Paperback Editions

April 2016 : USA Paperback
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Title: Pleasantville: A Novel
Author(s): Attica Locke
ISBN: 0-06-225934-2 / 978-0-06-225934-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Amistad
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March 2016 : UK Paperback
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Title: Pleasantville (The Jay Porter mysteries by Attica Locke)
Author(s): Attica Locke
ISBN: 1-84668-949-X / 978-1-84668-949-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Serpent's Tail
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April 2015 : USA Paperback
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Title: Pleasantville (Jay Porter Series)
Author(s): Attica Locke
ISBN: 0-06-237043-X / 978-0-06-237043-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: HarperLuxe
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April 2015 : UK Paperback
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Title: Pleasantville (Jay Porter)
Author(s): Attica Locke
ISBN: 1-78125-409-5 / 978-1-78125-409-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Serpent's Tail
Availability: Amazon UK   


Audio Editions

June 2015 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Pleasantville
Author(s): Attica Locke
Publisher: W. F. Howes Ltd
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June 2015 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: Pleasantville
Author(s): Attica Locke
Publisher: W. F. Howes Ltd
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June 2015 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Pleasantville
Author(s): Attica Locke
Publisher: W. F. Howes Ltd
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April 2015 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Pleasantville (Jay Porter)
Author(s): Attica Locke
ISBN: 1-4815-3490-4 / 978-1-4815-3490-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins
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April 2015 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Pleasantville (Jay Porter)
Author(s): Attica Locke
ISBN: 1-4815-3491-2 / 978-1-4815-3491-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


April 2015 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Pleasantville
Author(s): Attica Locke
Publisher: HarperAudio
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April 2015 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: Pleasantville
Author(s): Attica Locke
Publisher: HarperAudio
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April 2015 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Pleasantville
Author(s): Attica Locke
Publisher: HarperAudio
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April 2015 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Pleasantville
Author(s): Attica Locke
Publisher: HarperAudio
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

April 2015 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Pleasantville: A Novel
Author(s): Attica Locke
Publisher: Amistad
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April 2015 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Pleasantville (The Jay Porter mysteries by Attica Locke Book 2)
Author(s): Attica Locke
Publisher: Serpent's Tail
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU