As if the black blizzards of the Dust Bowl weren’t worrisome enough for an Oklahoma sheriff and his spunky wife, in Death of a Rainmaker Laurie Loewenstein piles on even more troubles: a murder victim’s corpse buried in a sandstorm, an array of possible perpetrators, a small community already riven by secrets and swirls of distrust, and a contentious election in which the sheriff’s honesty and competence are on the ballot. Like the storms themselves, the plot powers its way across the landscape and seeps into everything it encounters.
DEATH OF A RAINMAKER
Publishers Weekly Starred Review
Coming October 2018
During the mightiest dust storm of the 1930s, an itinerant rainmaker is bludgeoned to death in a small Oklahoma town. Sheriff Temple Jennings, who is running for re-election in a tight race, struggles to solve the case. When he arrests a young man from the Civilian Conservation Corps, the sheriff’s wife, Etha, is convinced of the boy’s innocence and sets out to prove it. (Read more here)