Sunset and sawdust : a novel / Joe R. Lansdale.
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- ISBN: 9780307428028 (electronic bk.)
- ISBN: 0307428028 (electronic bk.)
- Physical Description: 1 online resource (280 pages).
- Publisher: New York : Vintage Crime/Black Lizard, 2005.
- Copyright: ©2004
In the middle of a cyclone, beautiful, red-haired Sunset Jones shoots her husband Pete dead when he tries to beat and rape her. To the town's general consternation, Sunset's mother-in-law arranges for her to take over from Pete as town constable. As if that weren't hard enough to swallow in depression era east Texas, Sunset actually takes the job seriously, and her investigation into a brutal double murder pulls her into a maelstrom of greed, corruption, and unspeakable malice.
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Joe R. Lansdale has written more than a dozen novels in the suspense, horror, and Western genres. He has also edited several anthologies. He has received the British Fantasy Award, the American Mystery Award, six Bram Stoker Awards, and the 2001 Edgar Award for best novel from the Mystery Writers of America. He lives in Nacogdoches, Texas, with his family.