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Dead Right Returning by Joseph L.S. Terrell

Bella Rosa Books
$14.95, paperback / $5.99 e-book
ISBN: 978-1-62268-079-5
May, 2015
Fiction: Mystery
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"With the deadpan savvy delivery of Humphrey Bogart as Sam Spade and the clipped declarative sentences of Dashiell Hammett, this volume, like its predecessors, reaches out in the very first sentence, grabs you by the lapels, and never lets up."
—Joseph Bathanti, former North Carolina Poet Laureate

"Smooth writing from an eloquent storyteller goes down like fine scotch. This is a keeper."
—Marrie Toussaint, author of Cleopatra Jones Mysteries

An early morning boater is horrified to find the slain body of a young man tied by his wrists to the ladder on one of the permanent channel markers leading to the Manteo Waterfront. This discovery launches a multi-pronged investigation into a network of drug dealings—and more bodies in the heretofore peaceful pre-Christmas days at North Carolina's Outer Banks. The book, the fifth in a series, features crime writer Harrison Weaver.

Joseph Terrell, a native North Carolinian who now makes his home on the Outer Banks, is the author of nine novels. A graduate of UNC-Chapel Hill, he has more than forty years of published writing experience in fiction and journalism.

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