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Chiefs

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The Edgar Award-winning mystery that launched the career of bestselling novelist Stuart Woods.

In the bitter winter of 1920, the first body is found in Delano, Georgia; the naked corpse of an unidentified teenager. There is no direct evidence of murder, but the body bears marks of what seems to be a ritual beating. The investigation falls to Will Henry Lee, a failed cotton farmer newly appointed as Delano's first chief of police. Lee's obsession with the crime begins a story that weaves through the decades, following the life of a small southern town and the role of three police chiefs in unraveling the crime.

Chiefs is the best kind of thriller, where the investigation plays out against the drama beneath the surface of a seemingly placid community, seething with the pressures of race, love, hate, and; always; political power, extending from the town fathers all the way to Washington, DC.

Includes a new foreword by the author on the twenty-fifth anniversary of its publication.


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Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company Edition: 25th Anniversary

Kindle Book

  • Release date: July 29, 2015

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  • ISBN: 9780393063530
  • File size: 736 KB
  • Release date: July 29, 2015

EPUB ebook

  • ISBN: 9780393063530
  • File size: 736 KB
  • Release date: July 29, 2015

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The Edgar Award-winning mystery that launched the career of bestselling novelist Stuart Woods.

In the bitter winter of 1920, the first body is found in Delano, Georgia; the naked corpse of an unidentified teenager. There is no direct evidence of murder, but the body bears marks of what seems to be a ritual beating. The investigation falls to Will Henry Lee, a failed cotton farmer newly appointed as Delano's first chief of police. Lee's obsession with the crime begins a story that weaves through the decades, following the life of a small southern town and the role of three police chiefs in unraveling the crime.

Chiefs is the best kind of thriller, where the investigation plays out against the drama beneath the surface of a seemingly placid community, seething with the pressures of race, love, hate, and; always; political power, extending from the town fathers all the way to Washington, DC.

Includes a new foreword by the author on the twenty-fifth anniversary of its publication.


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