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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 Vulnerabilities.Amid 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
  • 16 October 2018
  • 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 de...

  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...

  3. 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 ...

  4. 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 fr...

  5. 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 20...

  6. 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...

  7. says:

    A real page turner I highly recommend this book.For anyone who has ever thought about revenge, this story details reprisals retribution upon a group of white men who harassed and terrorized black people before the civil rights era The book makes you question notions of law, justice, revenge, forgiveness, personal and political morality I even argued with my brother, who also enjoyed the book, about the ambiguous ending Thought provoking and would make a good book club selection.I always crit A real page turner I highly recommend this book.For anyone who has ever thought about revenge, this story details reprisals retribution upon a group of white men who harassed and terrorized black people before the civil rights era The book makes you question notions of law, justice, revenge, forgiveness, personal and political morality I...

  8. says:

    What else can you expect from a book whose title quotes Billie Holliday s Strange Fruit, and that is dedicated to the children killed in the Birmingham church bombing This debut thriller starts off extremely strong, going on to examine revenge vs justice The last part languishes somewhat...

  9. says:

    Racism and hate exist even if we don t talk about itit s interesting that I found this book at the time when there is so much public outcry at least from blacks about the death blacks are being handed by white cops...

  10. says:

    It was about a kid from Boston who defended his Irish cousin after being killed by Hornsbuckle He was a brat who was in a dual with his cousin and killed him early before he even got to turn around He gets sentenced to hang and escapes and ends up in the south...

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