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Blood on the Leaves They Re All Getting On In Years, Rough Hewn Men Of The South Who Speak Fondly Of The Good Old Days All Are White All Were Acquitted Of Brutally Torturing And Killing African Americans During The Most Explosive Period Of The Civil Rights Movement And All Are Being Murdered In The Same Way As Their Victims Hung, Burned To Death, Gutted Now One District Attorney Must Play A Deadly Game Of Cat And Mouse As He Prosecutes The Most Wrenching Case Of His Career And Walks A Dangerous Line Between Retribution, Duty, And Revenge For James Reynolds, Mississippi S Only Black Deputy District Attorney, Success Is Almost Enough To Heal The Pain Of Growing Up During Brutal Segregation And Ease The Recurring, Unexplained Nightmares He S Had Sinc Childhood But He Knows This Case Will Be Disturbing Than Anything He S Ever Faced Especially When He Discovers A Local University Class That Is Exposing The Perpetrators Of Unsolved Civil Rights Era Murders Among The Class S Unshakable And Most Dedicated Attendees Brandon Hamilton, A Graduate Student As Relentless About The Truth As He Was Ferocious On The Playing Field And Teaching Assistant Regina Davis, Beautiful, Brainy, And Ruthlessly Calculating Then There S Their Renowned, Charismatic Instructor, Professor Martin Matheson The Handsome Son Of A Venerated African American Civil Rights Leader, He Exhibits A Gift For Rhetoric That Is Gaining Him Fervent Public Support And Enabling Him To Play All Too Well On Reynolds S Professional And Personal VulnerabilitiesAmid An Overwhelming Media Blitz And Mounting Racial Tensions, Reynolds Must Not Only Confront The Secrets He S Run From All These Years But Play Out A Devastating Endgame Against A Killer Willing To Use The Law Against Itself And Go To The Most Deadly Extremes For Justice A Riveting Game Of Intellectual Chess That Crescendos Into A Powerful Courtroom Confrontation, Blood On The Leaves Will Leave You Disturbed, Surprised, And, Ultimately, Dazzled

  • Hardcover
  • 400 pages
  • Blood on the Leaves
  • Jeff Stetson
  • English
  • 07 August 2019
  • 0446527068

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10 thoughts on “Blood on the Leaves

  1. says:

    Set in Jackson, Mississippi, Blood on the Leaves weaves around wonderfully drawn three dimensional characters amid social injustice and long suppressed memories The catalyst is in the actions of one charismatic Professor Martin Matheson, a disputatious community leader, who uses his classroom as a medium to resurface 30 40 year old unsolved crimes involving murdered lynched blacks He wantonly distributes the names and addresses of whites suspected of carrying out theses deadly deeds and when t Set in Jackson, Mississippi, Blood on the Leaves weaves around wonderfully drawn three dimensional characters amid social injustice and long suppressed memories The catalyst is in the actions of one charismatic Professor Martin Matheson, a disputatious community leader, who uses his classroom as a medium to resurface 30 40 year old unsolved crimes involving murdered lynched blacks He wantonly distributes the names and addresses of whites suspected of carrying out theses deadly deeds and when the white named suspects are murdered in similar manners as the black victims, pandemonium breaks loose and Matheson is arrested and charged with murder The community is immediately split along moral and racial divides The core of the story centers on theatrical courtroom scenes of Professor Matheson s trial however, it is the internal struggles of the key characters that add depth and drama to the plot For example, prosecuting attorney James Reynolds is the only black assistant DA with an impeccable win ratio and is also a social acquaintance of the defendant Reynolds is assigned to prosecute Matheson against his wishes by his racist and inept boss the County s District Attorney He suffers from haunting, sleep depriving nightmares, and wrestles with his own internal morals regarding justice and duty Todd Miller, Matheson s defense attorney, is a white Civil Rights lawyer who was disowned and disenfranchised by his family in the 1950 s for his liberal political views Stetson also interjects ingenious subtle references to and commentaries on modern day political groups and social issues that trigger deep internal examination on the reader s part Bravo, Mr Stetson This book is extremely well done a true page turner until the very end When I finished Blood on the Leaves, I was emotionally drained but thoroughly entertained Stetson s skill as a playwright brought the story to life via dialogue, carefully crafted scenes and vivid imagery It is a suspenseful, thought provoking story that grapples with age old concepts of revenge, redemption, and morality This book is most definitely on my 2004 favorites list and I am looking forward to the next release

  2. says:

    A real page turner, couldn t put it down A sign of true art is the degree to which it stays with you,makes you reflect and question, leaves a kind of restlessness I loved the multi layered development of the cast of characters, the unexpected twists and turns, and many unresolved conflicts remaining at the end Can t wait until the movie is released.

  3. says:

    Excellent Book Well told story with a very poignant message You can never outrun your crimes and misdeeds Stetson puts the story together masterfully and lets you feel the pain that all of the characters, both major and minor, feel as it relates to the story Loved it

  4. says:

    not as gripping as I thought it d be No real climax It annoyed me that all the charaters were referred to by their last names Subject matter was intriguing.

  5. says:

    The book was entertaining and interesting However, I expectedof a climactic ending.

  6. says:

    Civil rights or civil wrongs Justice or revenge This one will have you wondering.

  7. says:

    In summer 2004, I reviewed for Mystery Scene Magazine and wrote a piece on Jeff Stetson s powerful debut novel, which takes its title from the lyrics of a haunting song Southern trees bear strange fruit, Blood on the leaves and blood at the rootI have never forgotten this vivid book This morning, reading of racial injustice in Jena, Louisiana, I thought again of BLOOD ON THE LEAVES If only those schoolboys sitting under their whites only tree, its branches hung with empty nooses, In summer 2004, I reviewed for Mystery Scene Magazine and wrote a piece on Jeff Stetson s powerful debut novel, which takes its title from the lyrics of a haunting song Southern trees bear strange fruit, Blood on the leaves and blood at the rootI have never forgotten this vivid book This morning, reading of racial injustice in Jena, Louisiana, I thought again of BLOOD ON THE LEAVES If only those schoolboys sitting under their whites only tree, its branches hung with empty nooses, would take the time to read Stetson s novel, to think things through and put themselves in another s place While its plot hinges on racial conflicts, Stetson s story is far from black and white Like the world we live in, the book s fictional world is richly nuanced with complex personalities struggling to determine where they stand on the continuum from justice to vengeance Three years after reading BLOOD ON THE LEAVES, I still remember how Stetson s writing shines and how his themes resonate Too bad the conflicts he wrote about are not a thing of the past I wish we could all forget to hate

  8. says:

    I can t say I liked this book because to much of today s racial strife is mirrored in this story It was a good read with solid characters and enough twists to keep you guessing Published in 2004, the story deals with a black professor teaching a class in black history that brings atrocities from the 1960 s to life in in vivid detail Some in the community feel he is teaching revenge and, in fact, white men from that generation start dying in copy cat murders identical to the crimes they allege I can t say I liked this book because to much of today s racial strife is mirrored in this story It was a good read with solid characters and enough twists to keep you guessing Published in 2004, the story deals with a black professor teaching a class in black history that brings atrocities from the 1960 s to life in in vivid detail Some in the community feel he is teaching revenge and, in fact, white men from that generation start dying in copy cat murders identical to the crimes they allegedly and in many cases admitted A black District Attorney is put in charge of the investigation and trial of the teacher That is it, you will have to read the rest A solid story that hits perhaps to close to home

  9. says:

    This was a really well done legal thriller Years ago, white men got away with killing black men just about as often as they wanted to Decades later, someone is evening the score Men who were involved in these killings are turning up dead, and killed in the same way as their victims There are a lot of twists and turns along the way in this great mystery I enjoyed it a great dealthan I expected to It s really excellently written, delving into racism on both sides , morality, and some This was a really well done legal thriller Years ago, white men got away with killing black men just about as often as they wanted to Decades later, someone is evening the score Men who were involved in these killings are turning up dead, and killed in the same way as their victims There are a lot of twists and turns along the way in this great mystery I enjoyed it a great dealthan I expected to It s really excellently written, delving into racism on both sides , morality, and some really difficult choices Recommended to pretty much everyone, really This was just a great story

  10. says:

    Blood on the leaves was written by my neighbor s classmate from Natick High school She highly recommended this book The book was published in 2004 Strikingly things have not changed since this book was written and it is 2017 very relevant now as it was then The story is about the Klan s killing of black people in the south and the white men who were either not tried for their murders or tried and let go without any consequences Very strong and sensitive subject Extraordinary and powerful w Blood on the leaves was written by my neighbor s classmate from Natick High school She highly recommended this book The book was published in 2004 Strikingly things have not changed since this book was written and it is 2017 very relevant now as it was then The story is about the Klan s killing of black people in the south and the white men who were either not tried for their murders or tried and let go without any consequences Very strong and sensitive subject Extraordinary and powerful writing

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