New Book HARMON CREEK Examines Forgotten Cold Case
(WorldFrontNews Editorial):- Burlington, North Carolina Jul 3, 2022 (Issuewire.com) – When aspiring political candidate Earl Swanger ended up dead next to a bridge in rural Texas while on the campaign trail, it certainly looked like a case of political skullduggery and homicide, right?
Maybe not. 1930 lacked today’s CSI-level forensics, and investigative journalism of the time was limited. As the newspaper narrative of the incident unfolded, sketchy witness accounts, a flimsy explanation of stab wounds, and a rush to judgment (with some input by his political opponent) all combined to fade the story into hasty obscurity.
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HARMON CREEK is based on these true events. This tale is part In Cold Blood, part Red Harvest, and part Dateline episode, and explores the likely conspiracy and coverup associated with the death of Earl Swanger. It also follows Claude, a Black client of the victim and reluctant witness, who must navigate the tightrope of racial inequality as he comes to terms with his experience. Candidate Swanger’s family always felt it was murder, and, after reading HARMON CREEK you will agree that the ghosts of this cold case continue to linger almost a century later.
“Well-written…The writing perfectly evokes the rural 1930s setting. The characters’ situations, Claude’s troubles, and Earl’s election are compelling. This is a solid historical crime novel.”
–Black Rose Writing
Look for HARMON CREEK in June 2022, published by Wings ePress.
Thomas Fenske is the author of four adventure mystery books, as well as the highly regarded historical fiction novel THE HAG RIDER. HARMON CREEK is his first novel in the crime/true crime genre, inspired by the mysterious death of his wife’s great-uncle.
HARMON CREEK will be available from Amazon or any local bookstore–ask for it.
For more information, please contact the author or visit http://tfenske.com
Thomas Fenske, Author
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