A Crime in the Neighborhood

A Crime in the Neighborhood

A Novel

eBook - 1997
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A girl annoyed by a neighbor flirting with her mother accuses him of sexual abuse and murder. She is Martha, 10, and in the summer of 1972 the suburb of Spring Hill in Washington is more than ready to believe her, a child having been raped and murdered. The novel examines what can happen when a child's testimony is the only lead in a crime and what prompts a child to point an accusing finger. A debut in fiction.
Publisher: Chapel Hill, N.C. : Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, 1997
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9781565126893
1565126890
Characteristics: 1 online resource (285 p.)

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finn75
May 17, 2015

A brilliant read. A real eye opener on human behaviour during a conservative time.

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uncommonreader
May 01, 2012

Set in 1972 in a suburb of Washington at the time of Watergate. The book is about the hyprocrisy of middle -class America in the 70s. It is suspenseful but light.

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