Slick Rock Creek

Henry Mitchell (Author)


When Clara Darner retires from a career illustrating children's books for a Chicago publisher, she buys a house sight unseen from a magazine ad and returns to her Southern Appalachian roots in the Carolina mountains. Settling into her new home, a small cabin on a mountain overlooking Slick Rock Creek, Clara becomes increasingly intrigued by the previous occupant, Martin Youngblood, who, according to the neighbors, drowned when his pickup plunged into a flood-swollen river eight years before.In her efforts to uncover Martin's secret life, Clara unwittingly stirs up old ghosts and long-buried scandals that unsettle the small tight-knit mountain community, and especially trouble the local Baptist preacher, Wilson Redding. Mayhem and murders ensue. Clara herself becomes a suspect, and almost a victim by the time Sheriff Wilma Longshadow and her deputy, Fred Wilkie flush an elusive killer into the light.

Product Details

Price: $16.98
Publisher: Solstice Publishing
Published Date: November 26, 2018
Pages: 278
Dimensions: 5.98 X 0.58 X 9.02 inches | 0.83 pounds
ISBN: 9781625268631
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About the Author

Henry Mitchell is the author of four novels, The Summer Boy, Between Times, Laurel Falls, and Slick Rock Creek, as well as two short story collections, Dark on the Mountain and Early Dark. Before he began writing fiction in his seventies, he worked for fifty years as a sculptor and painter. Mitchell lives in Saluda, North Carolina with his wife, Jane Ella Matthews, a Feldenkrais practitioner. Currently, he is working on a fifth novel, tentatively titled, The Winged Child. He says he will retire from writing fiction on his eightieth birthday and become a poet.