Charleston Murders

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The 1923 diary of heiress Alexis Dorchester contains secrets so scandalous and inflammatory that three men are killed to keep the contents from becoming public. For generations, the diary’s volatile secrets haunt the two families involved in the cover-up. The shocking truth is finally made public in the 2012 deathbed confession of the narrator of “Charleston Murders.” (Adult language.) More

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Words: 133,110
Language: English
ISBN: 9780964505551
About Robert Daines

Nicole and Robert Daines are the co-authors of novels, mysteries and inspirational books. They live in Southern California and are the parents of three adult children and eight grandchildren. Their lectures have entertained and inspired audiences across the U.S. and Canada.

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Review by: Scott Skipper on Dec. 04, 2012 :
Meet Alexis Dorchester, Charleston socialite, heiress and pampered Southern Belle. Her husband is gay, the love of her life is a black eunuch, her son is a mulatto, her father is a murderous bigot and her servants are her stepsiblings—certainly colorful living arrangements. Charleston Murders is a tale of segregation, treachery and mayhem that covers the time period from the 1920's to present. It is told in the form of a deathbed confession and it's rather long, so it was surely a slow painful death. The narration is a folksy southern dialect which initially put me off, but in very few pages it began to speak to my inner redneck. I continued avidly to the climax of the story then I began to hope for a merciful death. It's a very good book until the aforementioned climax, then its voice changes and it becomes somewhat maudlin and self-indulgent. In my frank opinion it would be improved were it pruned by about twenty-five percent.
(reviewed 11 days after purchase)

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