- Hardcover: 310 pages
- Publisher: Atria Books (1 Sept. 2003)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0743463897
- ISBN-13: 978-0743463898
- Product Dimensions: 15.2 x 2.8 x 22.9 cm
- Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars See all reviews (1 customer review)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,055,236 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Fortunes of the Dead Hardcover – 1 Sep 2003
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About the Author
Lynn Hightower's previous novels include "Fortunes of the Dead, High Water, " and the Shamus Award winner "Satan's Lambs." She studied creative writing with Wendell Berry at the University of Kentucky and holds a degree in journalism. She lives in the South. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.
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Always the story teller, Lynn easily draws her readers into her novels. I have really enjoyed her work over the years and enthusiastically encourage others to also enjoy her talent. Kentucky should be proud.
Intricately plotted, but sometimes very confusing. There was a segue into another part of the story that was very disjointed. I had to check the title several times to make sure I did not pick up another book by mistake. All of a sudden with a chapter change, we have a whole new set of characters and setting with no known connection to the main story. Of course, it all ties together nicely at the end, but it could have been written better. It just did not flow quite right and it made the story drag at times. Characterization was quite good with a very strong primary cast. Lena Paget is a likable heroine and look forward to reading her next adventure hopefully in a stronger, more coherent storyline.