Bob Zeller and John Beshears. Jacob’s Run. Wilmington, N.C.: Whittler’s Bench Press, 2007.

It’s 1860 and Coleman Blue is a reporter for the Wilmington Standard. He’s comfortable in his hometown and doesn’t give much thought to the slave trade that is responsible for a significant part of its prosperity. That changes when he’s questioned by Ira Spears, an agent from Philadelphia who’s come to town to investigate the deaths of slaves insured by his company. Since those slaves were owned by two men whom Blue has long suspected of corruption, the newspaperman leaps into an investigation that upends his worldview and imperils his life.

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Filed under 2000-2009, 2007, Beshears, John, Coast, Historical, Mystery, New Hanover, Zeller, Bob

2 Responses to Bob Zeller and John Beshears. Jacob’s Run. Wilmington, N.C.: Whittler’s Bench Press, 2007.

  1. Mary A. Berger

    I would like to inquire if Whittler’s Bench Press is receiving submissions. I have written a “cozy” humor mystery centered around two spunky mid-lifers, Mattie Mitchell and her funny pal Clare Tibbits. I’ll be happy to provide more information.
    Thank you.

  2. Eileen McGrath

    I posted an answer for you at the Contact Us section of this site.

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