The novel, set in a small town in post-World War II Louisiana introduces 12-year-old Johnny Tobin whose intellect, sense of humor and idealism drive some townspeople and the local Baptist preacher up the wall. Johnny seems to be the only one interested in finding the murderer of an entire black family. And when he enlists the help of Ben Jim Cade, an older black friend with a mysterious past, things get hotter than Hades.

Trestles Over Darkness 2001, Contrary Creek

ISBN-13: 9781930899049