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Dead Man's Bay

Dead Man's Bay

Detective Barrett Raines Mysteries (Volume 2)

Darryl Wimberley

Minotaur Books

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The first appearance of Barrett Raines in A Rock and a Hard Place added an intelligent and extraordinarily engaging black policeman to the short roster of leading Afro-American fictional detectives.

At the end of A Rock and a Hard Place, Raines is so torn by the conflicts he faced that he's gone into an emotional tailspin. While trying to save himself from depression Raines gets a new case. It involves the discovery of a mysterious stranger's body that strongly speaks of illicit dealings and Raines is pressed to follow a trail that takes him to an island so remote he can hardly find the way to it. There he encounters a situation that forces him to call upon his courage and his intelligence not only to solve the crime but to save his life.

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Spring Break
It was early morning but already a rusted Ford Escort gathered lazy johns across the street from a downtown bar. Spanish moss hung limp as a washrag from the magnificent live oaks which routinely buckled Tallahassee's sidewalks...

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Praise for Dead Man's Bay

"If you don't love Raines, put two fingers on your wrist and check your pulse." - Texas Monthly

"[Wimberley] has made a quantum leap into the first rank of mystery writers with uncanny speed." - Austin Chronicle

"A notable character...in a steamy island setting." - Publishers Weekly

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Darryl Wimberley

Darryl Wimberley is a native Floridian living with his family in Austin, Texas. Dead Man's Bay is the second in a Florida based narrative featuring homicide investigator Barrett Raines.

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