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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.
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 within a month of purchase)