Monday, July 16, 2018

Another Sun by Timothy Williams

Another Sun
by Timothy Williams

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Published: 2014
Publisher: Soho Crime
Genre: Mystery, Paranormal, Caribbean, Guadeloupe
Paperback: 352
Rating: 4

First sentence(s):
It was past six o'clock and night had begun to fall.

The sun-drenched Caribbean island of Guadeloupe is technically part of France, subject to French law and loyal to the French Republic. But in 1980, the scars of colonialism are still fresh, and ethnic tensions and political unrest seethe just below the surface of everyday life.

French-Algerian judge Anne Marie Laveaud relocated to this beautiful Caribbean island confident that she could make it her new home. But her day-to-day life is rife with frustration. Now she is assigned a murder case in which she is sure the chief suspect, an elderly ex-con named Hégésippe Bray, is a political scapegoat. Her superiors are dismissive of her efforts to prove Bray innocent, and to add insult to injury, Bray himself won’t even speak to her because she’s a woman. But she won’t give up, and Anne Marie’s investigations lead her into a complex tangle of injustice, domestic terrorists, broken hearts, and maybe even voodoo.

Zombie sighting:
A sleepwalker. A zombie.
chapter 13, page 58

My two-bits:

The mystery was not too much of the draw for me on this one. I enjoyed the description of the people and culture of the islanders in regards to the racism and classism.


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