By Robert Skinner
Poisoned Pen Press - June 1999
ISBN 189028175
Mystery / Historical - New Orleans, 1930s

Reviewed by: Pam Stone, MyShelf.Com
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This is the authors third historical mystery. 

Wesley Farrell was born into an interracial marriage and decides to live the life of a white man. 

In the late 1930's America is just coming out of the Great Depression. Wesley Farrell is a Night Club owner who passes for white. He knows his secret is dangerous and must draw a line between himself and people who are unmistakably black. He seemed complicated and lonely. 

But, into his life comes Savanna Beaulieu who is black. He finds he has a strong affection for her, but to marry her would blow his cover. And, Ernie LeDoux, a criminal just out of prison and looking for his share of the money taken in a Brinks robbery. And of course what is a mystery with out a few bodies. It's enough to keep any man busy. Farrell shows his strength in helping others during trying times. 

This was a fascinating era to read about and the mystery has some interesting twist and turns with a little unique romance. I must warn you it is a mature theme. 

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