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Tom Franklin

Författare till Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter

14+ verk 3,957 medlemmar 349 recensioner 14 favoritmärkta

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Tom Franklin is the New York Times bestselling author of Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter, which won the Los Angeles Times Book Prize and the Crime Writers' Association's Gold Dagger Award. His previous works include Poachers, Hell at the Breech, and Smonk. Franklin co-authored The Tilted World with visa mer wife Beth Ann Fennelly. He teaches in the University of Mississippi's MFA program. (Bowker Author Biography) visa färre
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Verk av Tom Franklin

Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter (2010) 2,448 exemplar, 257 recensioner
The Tilted World (2013) 410 exemplar, 40 recensioner
Poachers: Stories (2007) 344 exemplar, 13 recensioner
Hell at the Breech (2003) — Författare — 252 exemplar, 8 recensioner
Smonk (2006) 219 exemplar, 11 recensioner
Hell at the Breech / Christians (2002) 192 exemplar, 9 recensioner
Mississippi Noir (2016) — Redaktör — 74 exemplar, 11 recensioner
Wilderer (Pulp Master 54) (2020) 1 exemplar

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The Best American Mystery Stories of the Century (2000) — Bidragsgivare — 458 exemplar, 7 recensioner
The Best American Noir of the Century (2010) — Bidragsgivare — 372 exemplar, 7 recensioner
The New Granta Book of the American Short Story (2007) — Bidragsgivare — 214 exemplar, 1 recension
The Best American Mystery Stories 2011 (2011) — Bidragsgivare — 191 exemplar, 2 recensioner
The Best American Mystery Stories 1999 (1999) — Bidragsgivare — 160 exemplar, 2 recensioner
The Best American Mystery Stories 2000 (2000) — Bidragsgivare — 141 exemplar, 3 recensioner
The Best American Mystery Stories 2016 (2016) — Bidragsgivare — 85 exemplar, 1 recension
Stories from the Blue Moon Café (2003) — Bidragsgivare — 67 exemplar
The Best American Mystery Stories 2020 (2020) — Bidragsgivare — 65 exemplar, 1 recension
Alabama Noir (2020) — Bidragsgivare — 39 exemplar, 13 recensioner
New Stories from the South 1999: The Year's Best (1999) — Bidragsgivare — 37 exemplar
Stories from the Blue Moon Café II (2003) — Bidragsgivare — 30 exemplar
New Stories from the South 2005: The Year's Best (2005) — Bidragsgivare — 28 exemplar
From Sea to Stormy Sea: 17 Stories Inspired by Great American Paintings (2019) — Bidragsgivare — 27 exemplar, 3 recensioner
The New Great American Writers' Cookbook (2003) — Bidragsgivare — 21 exemplar, 1 recension
The Best of the Best American Mystery Stories: The First Ten Years (2014) — Bidragsgivare — 21 exemplar, 1 recension
A Cast of Characters and Other Stories (2006) — Bidragsgivare — 13 exemplar
The Alumni Grill: Anthology of Southern Writers (2004) — Bidragsgivare — 12 exemplar
Surreal South (2007) — Bidragsgivare — 12 exemplar
Murder Under the Oaks: Bouchercon 2015 Anthology (2015) — Bidragsgivare — 10 exemplar, 1 recension

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The Tilted Word is written by husband and wife team, author Tom Franklin and poet Beth Ann Fennelly. Set during the catastrophic 1927 flooding of the Mississippi this is a beautifully written story that includes murder, bootlegging and unexpected love.

Revenuers Ted Ingersoll and Ham Johnson arrive in Hobnob Landing with a mission to locate the local bootlegger and the murderer of the missing two revenuers that were last known to be in Hobnob. On the way, they unexpectedly find an abandoned baby at a crime scene. While Ham travels on, Ingersoll takes the baby and tries to find a family for him. He ends up coming on to Hobnob and placing the baby with Dixie Clay Holliver, little knowing that she is married to the bootlegger that they are searching for. On her part, Dixie Clay is living a life of mourning and regret. Mourning the baby she lost and regret over her marriage to the slimy, corrupt Jesse. Dixie falls in love with her new baby and she and Ingersoll bond over their concern and caring of the infant. While the romance is slow and gentle, both the tension and the river continue to rise.

The Tilted World is a gripping story and one in which the reader cannot help but root for Dixie Clay and Ingersoll to not only find each other, but save the baby and themselves from the devastating flood. Considering that there were two authors, the story is smoothly knit together and 1927 rural Mississippi comes alive on these pages.
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DeltaQueen50 | 39 andra recensioner | Jul 21, 2024 |
Atmospheric, character-driven, suspense novel

This book earned an Edgar Award nomination for best novel, which is no surprise. Franklin delivers a powerful story about childhood friends who have drifted apart in rural Mississippi. One goes on to be the town constable, the other the town loner. Franklin draws a picture of life sullied by ignorance, poverty, and racism -- and the result isn't pretty. I look forward to reading more from this talented writer.

4.5 stars
 
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jj24 | 256 andra recensioner | May 27, 2024 |
This was an engrossing book set in small town America. Larry, who's white, and Silas, who's black become friends against the odds in a community where such relationships are not to much frowned upon as simply not even thought of. The relationship sours, the boys become teenagers, and misfit Larry, again against the odds, gets a date. He takes the girl out, and she is never seen again. Nothing is ever proved against Larry, but from this moment, this loner becomes quite simply ostracised, and lives a life of complete solitude, taking comfort from his compulsive reading habit. Silas becomes a police officer, and the years pass.

What happens next? You'll have to read it to find out. You may be surprised. This book introduces me to a community unlike any I have known, but convincingly, and with an unerring ear for dialogue. Read it. Highly recommended.
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Margaret09 | 256 andra recensioner | Apr 15, 2024 |
loved the book, thought provoking and interesting, but felt the ending wwas a bit anti-climactic
 
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cspiwak | 256 andra recensioner | Mar 6, 2024 |

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Verk
14
Även av
22
Medlemmar
3,957
Popularitet
#6,384
Betyg
3.9
Recensioner
349
ISBN
96
Språk
5
Favoritmärkt
14

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