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Murder on Second Street: The Jackson Ward…

Murder on Second Street: The Jackson Ward Murders

by Rebekah L. Pierce

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This was the first time I'd ever heard about the author Rebekah L. Pierce, and I'm glad that someone recommended this book to me. One of the things I liked about the book is that it was historical fiction, one of my favorite genres; it also takes place in a city I'm very familiar with, Richmond, VA.

Murder on Second Street: The Jackson Ward Murders is a very riveting story that takes place in the late 1920's, and spins a tale about someone killing young working class Negro women in and around the affluent African American section of Richmond, called Jackson Ward. The story pulled me in from the very beginning; the first chapter alone had me sitting on the edge of my chair. I was spellbound by the descriptions of the different characters in the book. Ms. Pierce weaves such a rich tale around them, you can almost close your eyes, and be walking right alongside them.

Even though I figured out the "whodunit" early on, the book kept me engaged enough to want to see how they figured the murders out, and more importantly, what they were going to do about it. The ending practically had me cheering; I had to cover my mouth, as it was a bit too late in the evening for me to be shouting.

I would definitely recommend this book to anyone who loves a good murder mystery, and a bit of history as well. I love it when I not only read a great book, but learn a bit in the process. I'm looking forward to reading Ms. Pierce's next book; she's gained a new fan here! ( )
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