bookspacePhoto of readermy comments
 home > bookspace > my comments > comment: the blackbird papers /
Subscribe via RSS 
The blackbird papers
Ian Smith
Adult Fiction SMITH

Comments  Summary  Contents  Excerpt  Reviews

Summary: A rainy night... A stranded motorist ... A Good Samaritan passerby... a Nobel Prizendash;winning professor...The setup for a shocking murder designed to cover up an even more sinister crime...THE BLACKBIRD PAPERS marks the debut of Ian Smith, a major new talent in crime fiction, and of Sterling Bledsoe, his smart and occasionally combative sleuth. World-renowned Dartmouth professor Wilson Bledsoe is returning from a party celebrating his latest honor when he encounters a broken-down pickup on the secluded country road to his home. The next day, the discovery of his body with a vicious racist epithet carved into his chest leads to the quick arrest of two loathsome white supremacists. The local authorities seem ready to accept the case at face value as a racial hate crime. But the murdered professor's brother, FBI agent Sterling Bledsoe, has inserted himself into the investigation and isn't ready to buy into this pat solution. A look around his brother's lab and brief interviews with his students and colleagues pique Sterling's curiosity about Wilson's pet project: a nearly completed paper on the mysterious deaths of hundreds of local blackbirds. Fast-paced and cleverly constructed, THE BLACKBIRD PAPERS introduces a major new talent in mystery and crime fiction.

Be the first to add a comment! Share your thoughts about this title. Would you recommend it? Why or why not?

Question about returns, requests or other account details?
 Add a Comment
Submission Guidelines

Find this title in the Library Catalog
Find this title in the Library Catalog

more titles about

main characters Sterling Bledsoe
African American
Looking into the death of his estranged elder brother, an award-winning scientist and professor at Dartmouth.
FBI agent

recent comments
hcl mobile app
Facebook Twitter Tumblr YouTube Vimeo Flickr Federal Depository Library Federal
Hennepin County Government Hennepin
© 2014  Hennepin County Library12601 Ridgedale Drive, Minnetonka, MN 55305 Comments and Feedback    |    RSS