Dry Bones in the Valley (Paperback)

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"This is the first in a projected series of four mysteries; the sense of place is strong and wonderful. Bouman's characters are like people we might know--at once simple and complicated--as they struggle to cope without side influences that are changing a rural way of life which has existed for generations in northeastern Pennsylvania. Officer Harry Farrell is someone I look forward to meeting again."

— Anne McMahon

"This is the first in a projected series of four mysteries; the sense of place is strong and wonderful. Bouman's characters are like people we might know--at once simple and complicated--as they struggle to cope without side influences that are changing a rural way of life which has existed for generations in northeastern Pennsylvania. Officer Harry Farrell is someone I look forward to meeting again." -- Anne

— From Anne's Staff Recommendations

July 2014 Indie Next List


“Dry Bones in the Valley is a beautifully crafted debut thriller with a powerful sense of place and unforgettable characters. Wild Thyme Township in rural Pennsylvania is where Henry Farrell retreated after his wife died, and he now serves as the town's lone policeman. The area's rural isolation is perfect cover for those who choose to live outside the law, and the discovery of a young man's body on the land of an elderly eccentric is the start of a complex chain of events that twist and turn like the hilly Pennsylvania roads where they occur. I look forward to reading more by Tom Bouman!”
— Carol Schneck Varner, Schuler Books & Music, Okemos, MI

Description


When an elderly recluse discovers a corpse on his land, Officer Henry Farrell is drawn into a murder investigation that might tear his sleepy community apart. Tom Bouman's chilling and evocative debut introduces one of the most memorable new characters in detective fiction and uncovers a haunting section of rural Pennsylvania, where gas drilling is bringing new wealth and eroding neighborly trust.

Dry Bones in the Valley is the first book in the Henry Farrell series. Tom Bouman's Officer Farrell returns in Fateful Mornings.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780393350784
ISBN-10: 0393350789
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Publication Date: April 6th, 2015
Pages: 288
Language: English
Series: Henry Farrell