We can’t wait to crack the spines on these two new releases available on Tuesday, September 18, 2012:
By Attica Locke
Dennis Lehane Books / HarperCollins
The Cutting Season by Attica Locke is the first novel to arrive under the new Dennis Lehane imprint at HarperCollins. Locke talked about her second book during a #blacklitchat Twitter interview hosted by Miranda Parker and moderated by Bernadette Davis on September 16. The author was inspired to write about Belle Vie, a fictional plantation that sits between Baton Rouge and New Orleans, after attending a wedding at a real Louisiana plantation. She had a visceral reaction to being a part of a beautiful celebration set against a backdrop of such historied suffering. This eerie coexistence between past and present sounds like a great starting point for a moss-draped murder mystery.
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