Feet of Clay

Ruth Birmingham

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Her personal life may be a mess. And no one said her family was sane. But as lead detective at Atlanta’s Peachtree Investigations, hard-nosed, fast-talking PI Sunny Childs is always up for cracking a case.
And now starring in her sixth mystery, Sunny is in thick. When her cousin Lee-Lee, a documentary filmmaker who’s interviewing convicted murderer and rapist Dale Weedlow, invites Sunny along for the ride, Sunny knows her very presence will probably convince her flighty cousin that the sicko’s been framed. But Sunny ends up going, and to her surprise, things are, indeed, not as they seem.
Evidence of a cover-up looms behind the gentility of the local politics, business, and law enforcement, and as usual, Sunny finds herself deep into the original murder case. But with the locals closing their doors in her face and the time before the convict’s execution running short, Sunny has to hurry if she’s going to get to the bottom of the six-year-old murders of two girls whose feet had sunk deep into the Southern clay.

Praise for Ruth Birmingham and Ace Atlanta PI Sunny Childs
“Witty, irreverent.”--Harlan Coben, author of Fade Away
“Top-notch . . . The further adventures of Sunny Childs will be most welcome.”--Booklist
“A terrific series.”--Midwest Book Review
“Birmingham has established herself as the Queen of Atlanta crime fiction. Read and enjoy.”--Fred Willard, author of Down on Ponce
“Gets better with each installment.”--Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel
“Sunny Childs is a wham-bam-thank-you-ma’am great read.”--J. A. Jance, author of Name Withheld

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Chapter One

Six Years Later

“Crack-up!” Lee-Lee said. “How’s that grab you, Sunny? Or maybe like, Three Strikes, You’re Dead? Wait, wait, I know! Rape Factory!”

“You’re serious?” I said. “You want to make a film about a convicted rapist and murderer?”

Lee-Lee nodded vigorously, her eyebrow ring flashing in the light of the bar where we were sitting.

I said, “Explain to me why this would be of interest to sane human beings. I mean, it’s like sticking your camera into a train wreck.”

Lee-Lee wrinkled her nose at me.

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"Wry, noir style…[and] a cast of delightfully unbelievable characters."--Washington Post Book World
"Solid dialogue, a strong yet nuanced sense of place, entertaining characters and regional humor make this a fun, fast read."--Publishers Weekly
"Birmingham moves the plot along nicely, but the real fun is in watching Sunny kick all the bad guys' butts in grand Clint Eastwood fashion. A fun and feisty adventure, as refreshing as a glass of sweet tea on a muggy Georgia afternoon."--Booklist

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Ruth Birmingham

Ruth Birmingham’s second novel in the Sunny Childs series, Fulton County Blues, won the Edgar Award for best original paperback in 2000. This is her sixth Sunny Childs mystery.

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Feet of Clay
Ruth Birmingham

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St. Martin's Press
Minotaur/Thomas Dunne Books
8/26/2014
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ISBN: 9781466879065
ISBN10: 1466879068
256 pages
$7.99
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