A hippie commune has invaded Black river Falls. While the majority of the townspeople believe that the bohemians have the right to stay--despite how bizarre some of their ways can seem--as always, there is a minority that constantly accuses them of everything from criminal activities to Satanism. As usual, lawyer and private investigator Sam McCain finds himself in the middle of the controversy, especially when the teenage daughter of Paul Mainwaring, one of the town's wealthiest men, is found murdered in the commune's barn. A deeply troubled young man (and Vietnam vet) named Neil Cameron is immediately charged with the crime, but Sam has serious doubts. In this lively and poignant new novel, Ed Gorman offers readers his richest portrait yet about Black river Falls and its people.
Bad Moon Rising / Ed Gorman
“…I like this book for a lot of reasons. Number one, it's a good old-fashioned mystery. Number two, it's a bit of a history lesson, reminding readers of the upheaval of 1968. Number three, Ed Gorman reminds everyone that the Midwest is not all corn-fed country boys and girls riding on tractors. As a native of Indiana I can tell you that this is not "flyover country" - life happens here, too. Reason number four for liking the book is the reader, Joe Barrett. Personally, I hate hearing audiobooks with out of place accents. Barrett hits "Midwest" over and over again perfectly. His sheriff actually sounds almost exactly like a guy I know. Excellent job.” ~DWD’s Reviews