By Charles Williams
First released in 1959 by means of Gold Medal
It's election season in Blossom County, and that implies it's time for moonshine.
Educated on the racetrack, Billy hasn't ever had an organization grip on his ABCs, yet he convinced understands tips on how to learn a racing shape. while a kin courtroom pass judgement on threatens to place the seven-year-old in a foster domestic, Billy and his father visit reside within the nation-state, on the healthy little farm owned through Billy's Uncle Sagamore, the place the air is natural, the grass is eco-friendly, and the liquor from his hidden distillery is obvious as water—and approximately a hundred and twenty evidence. yet strain from the legislation has saved Sagamore's nonetheless silent, and the stash of white lightning is beginning to dwindle. To get his home-brewing operation again underway, Sagamore wishes a distraction—and there's none higher than neighborhood politics. whilst Uncle Sagamore throws his weight into the Blossom County elections, democracy is absolutely not a similar.
Charles Williams (1909-1975) used to be one of many preeminent authors of yank crime fiction. Born in Texas, he dropped out of college in 10th grade to enlist within the US service provider Marine, serving ten years sooner than leaving to paintings within the electronics undefined. on the finish of worldwide struggle II, Williams begun writing fiction in San Francisco, the place the luck of the “backwoods noir” Hill lady (1951) allowed him to give up his task and write complete time for the remainder of his life.
Williams’ fresh and just a little informal narrative kind distinguishes his novels, which diversity from hard-boiled noir to suspense thrillers, set within the sea and the Deep South. even supposing released by means of pulp homes, his paintings received nice severe acclaim, with Hell Hath No Fury (1953) changing into the 1st paperback unique to be reviewed through mythical ny occasions critic Anthony Boucher. a lot of his novels have been tailored to the reveal, together with lifeless Calm (1963) and Don’t simply Stand There! (1966), for which Williams wrote the screenplay. He died in 1975.
Retail epub -- can't discover a operating ISBN yet this is often a retail epub from Kobo