Michael Connelly, Steve Berry ... and Bob Strother
The eight-pound sledgehammer connected with McConnell's forehead at a velocity of almost ten feet per second. He dropped like a cow in a slaughterhouse.
From "Flying Jenny"
The summer of 1935 was as hot and dry as any I could remember. Sixty-two years later, I can still feel the peculiar tickle of that harsh season's sweat snaking its way down over my ribcage as though it were something alive and seeking escape. I can see the sun-parched grass and the initials "A" and "J" etched with a finger on the toes of my dusty Buster Browns. It was the summer I was forced to abandon forever all my eleven-year-old certainties.
Intrigued? Scattered, Smothered, and Covered is scheduled for release in February 2011, and you can pre-order a copy now at a discount price of $9.