The Philadelphia Quarry : A Willie Black MysteryBook - 2013
Willie Black is back, still employed in the floundering newspaper business--because he's a damn fine reporter, even though he still drinks, smokes, and disobeys too much--and still covering the dangerous night police beat. Willie finds himself in Richmond at the Quarry, where Alicia Parker Simpson identified Richard Slade as her rapist twenty-eight years ago. Five days after DNA evidence freed Slade from the prison system in which he had spent his adult life, Alicia Simpson was found shot to death. Most think Richard Slade did it, but Willie has his doubts. And when the city's old money tries to crush the story, he becomes even more determined to chase what always seems to get him into trouble: the truth. That Slade is his cousin and a link to his long-dead African American father only makes Willie that much more tenacious, and he is drawn back to the Quarry, where it all started--and in whose murky waters the truth lies.
Publisher: Sag Harbor, NY : The PermanenT Press, 2013
Branch Call Number: MYSTERY OWEN...H
Characteristics: 223 pages ; 23 cm