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Forty dead men, Donis Casey

Label
Forty dead men
Title
Forty dead men
Statement of responsibility
Donis Casey
Title variation
40 dead men
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
World War I is over. Alafair is overjoyed that her elder son, George Washington Tucker, has finally returned home from the battlefields of France. Yet she is the only one in the family who senses that he has somehow changed. Gee Dub moves back into his old bunkhouse quarters, but he's restless and spends his days roaming. One rainy day while out riding he spies a woman trudging along the country road. She's thoroughly skittish and rejects his help. So Gee Dub cannily rides for home to enlist his mother in offering the exhausted traveler shelter. Once made comfortable at the Tucker farm, Holly Johnson reveals she's forged her way from Maine to Oklahoma in hopes of finding the soldier she married before he shipped to France. At the war's end, Daniel Johnson disappeared without a trace. It's been months. Is he alive? Is she a widow? Holly is following her only lead - that Dan has connected with his parents who live yonder in Okmulgee. Gee Dub, desperate for some kind of mission, resolves to shepherd Holly through her quest although the prickly young woman spurns any aid. Meanwhile, Alafair has discovered that Gee Dub sleeps with two cartridge boxes under his pillow - boxes containing twenty "dead men" each. The boxes are empty, save for one bullet. She recognizes in Gee Dub and Holly that not all war wounds are physical. Then Holly's missing husband turns up, shot dead. Gee Dub is arrested on suspicion of murder, and the entire extended Tucker family rallies to his defense. He says he had no reason to do it, but the solitary bullet under Gee Dub's pillow is gone. Regardless, be he guilty or innocent, his mother will travel any distance and go to any lengths to keep him out of prison
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Cataloging source
BTCTA
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Casey, Donis
Dewey number
813/.6
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3603.A863
LC item number
F67 2018
Literary form
fiction
Series statement
An Alafair Tucker mystery
Series volume
10
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Murder
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder
  • Women detectives
  • World War, 1914-1918
  • Country life
  • Oklahoma
Label
Forty dead men, Donis Casey
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes recipes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
  • text
  • cartographic image
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • cri
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
Control code
52076635
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
206 pages
Isbn
9781464209390
Lccn
2017946813
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustration, maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 52076635
  • (Sirsi) 52076635
Label
Forty dead men, Donis Casey
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes recipes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
  • text
  • cartographic image
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • cri
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
Control code
52076635
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
206 pages
Isbn
9781464209390
Lccn
2017946813
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustration, maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 52076635
  • (Sirsi) 52076635

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