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Review of "The Senator and the Sin Eater" by William J. Buchanan

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The Senator and the Sin Eater
by William J. Buchanan

University of New Mexico Press
$24.95 Suggested Retail Price

The last mystery by William Buchanan, "The Senator And The Sin Eater" takes us to The Blue Ridge Mountains of West Virginia and a story about an acclaimed author named Jashua Chacon who goes back home to Seneca Falls because his half-brother, Senator Stewart Dunning has been murdered. The mystery involves two clans of coal mine moguls who have been fighting for mining rights in the area for many decades. Race and redneck politics make for a rich background in this blood-stirring mystery. Chacon is known as a political muckraker, and those investigative skills are sorely needed because in order to find his brother's murderer he first has to find a motive. It's a worthy epitaph for William Buchanan. His fans will certainly miss his well-hewn characters and intricate plotting.

Rainbo Electronic Reviews published this review in our April, 2008 issue.

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