||Murder in the Okefenokee- A Novel
By: William V. Reynolds
Reviewed by: Debbie Walker
I recently read the new book written by William V. Reynolds. This is a mystery-detective novel taking place in the 1930's in Georgia. The main character Sam Marlowe, a 1930's P.I. is called to investigate a murder that took place in the Swamp. The scenes in which the main character describes life in the Okefenokee Swamp makes you almost smell and taste the surrounding areas. The author invokes the lifestyle and history of the time to that of an old time detective novel, and you instantly are drawn in to the story.
A mixture of colorful characters as well as the historical influences of the Swamp, the Klu Klux Klan and a host of unanswered questions make this book a " Don't put in down until it is done."
I really enjoyed this novel and hope that you all will read it too. When a book teaches you history as well as gives you a good read, it's well worth it!
Not to mention that this book is based on a true story, Mr. Reynolds makes you wonder aloud "What really did Happen?"
William V. Reynolds,a native of South Georgia is an author and columnist . His column "Reel Moments" is enjoyed by all our readers. He has written several works and now working on his fourteenth manuscript. He teaches writing courses at the John C. Campbell Folk School and conducts seminars for writers' groups.
He and his wife are very active in their church and enjoy traveling.
Rating: [5 of 5 Stars!]