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A Hollow Cup

A Crime Thriller
Alan Thompson







A Hollow Cup
Price: $17.99
Alan Thompson
ISBN:
9781942981732




~~A Crime of Hate and Race~~

An unsolved murder from the past comes to light in a small Southern town.

A coming-of age story and a classic murder mystery, A Hollow Cup begins in a small Southern town in the 1960s. New Hope is in turmoil when a beautiful girl, an enthusiastic participant in the local civil rights movement, is killed after a demonstration on the College campus. This "race murder" goes unsolved for twenty-five years until two men - friends and rivals as children - return to their hometown to prosecute and defend the man who's finally been charged. The past catches up with them as old secrets are revealed and old passions re-ignited, and the mystery is finally explained.

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"Black separatist movements, the politics and educational impact of various social and racial programs, opportunities to divide or unite, and threats to the status quo all collide . . . Readers who appreciate blends of legal process and social issues, especially novels about racism's lasting impact on individuals and communities, will relish this book's hard-hitting attention to two lives changed by an investigation into past events." -Diane Donovan, Midwest Book Review



About The Author
Alan Thompson

Born in Danville, Kentucky, on January 31, 1949, Patrick Alan Thompson grew up in his beloved Chapel Hill, North Carolina. A 1966 graduate of Chapel Hill High School, he received his B.A. from the University of Kentucky in 1970, and his J.D. from the same institution in 1973. He has practiced law for the past forty years, primarily in Atlanta, Georgia, and now resides in Georgetown, South Carolina. Alan's civil trial work extended to dozens of jurisdictions throughout the United States, Australia and England, and he contributed to several professional journals and treatises dealing with his particular area of expertise, construction law. He began writing fiction seriously in 2008, and A Hollow Cup was first published in 2011. The Black Owls was released in 2013, followed by The Kingfishers, Gods and Lesser Men, Lucifer's Promise, The Nun's Dowry and Juvenal's Lament. He and his wife Barbie have two sons, one a lawyer in Salt Lake City, the other a Navy helicopter pilot currently stationed in San Diego, California. You can learn more about Alan and his work at his website, mindsonshelves.com.




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