Pepperfish Keys

A Detective Barrett Raines Mystery

Detective Barrett Raines Mysteries (Volume 4)

Darryl Wimberley

Minotaur/Thomas Dunne Books

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There is a Florida that has nothing to do with Disney World. Nothing to do with palm trees or Holiday Inns. Tourists are neither courted nor coddled in this Florida, and you can go a hundred miles and never find a golden arch.
 
So says author Darryl Wimberley, and it’s a Florida he knows. He knows, too, that in towns like Pepperfish Keys, there are those who still can’t believe that a black man could rise to a high position in the state police. But Barrett Raines has done it; his father may have been a moneyless fisherman enriching his white employer, but things have changed---a bit.
Sharon Fowler, a local television reporter, isn’t concerned with Barrett’s race---she wouldn’t have cared if he were pink and green. She just wants to use him to get him (and, she hopes, the state’s senator as well) into some kind of blazing trouble that will let her write a prize-wining story.
Senator Baxter Stanton, of course, knows how important it is that the town’s voters consider him “their man” in the upcoming election. There are activities he would like to stay hidden, and his young daughter, whom he can’t harness, is having a fling with a man whom Barrett suspects is dealing with the senator in some kind of illegal business.
But things happen that neither Barrett nor Sharon expected, throwing them into an unlikely alliance. The dead body of the senator’s daughter is discovered behind a water heater in the senator’s mansion. Can Raines pull the threads together---and find out what they mean?
Set along the northwestern coast of Florida's Big Bend, Pepperfish Keys is an amazing addition to this riveting Florida Gulf noir series.

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Chapter One

A stretched limousine sweltered in an Indian summer, a modern carriage on a rip of asphalt that terminated at a ragged border of grass and water. It would be inaccurate to call the place a beach. There was no strand to separate the saw grass from the bay beyond, no boundary of sand between the sammy earth and Pepperfish Keys.

Past the Keys beckoned the Gulf of Mexico, that place of pirates and privateers whose waters have for aeons lipped along the littoral of Florida’s northwestern coast. A molten sun swelled over that wide bowl.

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Darryl Wimberley

Darryl Wimberley is a native Floridian. After high school, he entered the Air Force Academy in Colorado, graduating with a B.S. in International Affairs. While still on active duty, he attended St. Mary's University in San Antonio, Texas, and received an M.A. in English literature. He then earned a doctorate of philosophy from the Radio-Television-Film department at the University of Texas at Austin. Wimberley lives in Austin, Texas.

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Pepperfish Keys
A Detective Barrett Raines Mystery
Darryl Wimberley

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St. Martin's Press
Minotaur/Thomas Dunne Books
July 2007
Hardcover
ISBN: 9780312361396
ISBN10: 0312361394
5 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches, 336 pages
$24.95

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St. Martin's Press
Minotaur/Thomas Dunne Books
July 2007
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ISBN: 9781466835573
ISBN10: 1466835575
336 pages
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