The Murder of Amos Dunn
A Sidney Lake Lowcountry Mystery
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    THE MURDER OF AMOS DUNN

    A small business owner, Amos Dunn, has been
    found murdered in the lowcountry town of
    Morgan, South Carolina. The initial reaction of the
    local police is that the robbery of Dunn’s
    convenience store got out of hand resulting in the
    owner’s death. The robbery and murder receive
    token coverage in the local and regional press,
    which is not uncommon. But nothing is what it
    seems.

    Tillie James, the housekeeper for Professor
    Sidney Lake, a retired professor of English
    Literature at Morgan College, doesn’t believe it
    and convinces Sidney Lake that something is very
    wrong. Enlisting the aid of a new black police
    officer and a recently arrived county assistant
    coroner, they band together to seek the truth.
    And so begins a wild ride though the politics and
    changing culture of a small, quiet lowcountry town
    that endangers all of their lives as they seek the
    truth.

    The story of Amos Dunn’s murder and its
    aftermath will forever change the way the town of
    Morgan views itself as it is thrown into a spotlight
    it has tried to avoid. This is a town where big city
    problems aren’t supposed to exist. A quiet family
    place where the local churches are still the center
    of life and Wednesday night suppers and meetings
    in church education buildings are a mainstay of its
    social fabric.

    Tim Holland’s weaving of the story through
    common everyday events in Morgan brings the
    town and its people to life. Everyone from
    Professor Lake and Tillie James to tourist,
    pastors, policemen and especially Mrs. Micawber,
    Sidney Lake’s Labrador retriever find themselves
    entangled in a web they thought could only be
    woven by the decadence of a large city. This is
    one you won’t want to put down.