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Lay This Body Down: A Gideon Stoltz Mystery

Lay This Body Down: A Gideon Stoltz Mystery

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Author(s)/Editor(s): Fergus, Charles - -

YearMonthDay of Publication: 20230214
Standardized Book Category: Mystery & Detective - Historical
Language: EnglishPage Count: 312

Publisher Marketing: "Richly textured historical fiction with the urgency of a mystery novel. Fergus knows certain things, deep in the bone: horses, hunting, the folkways of rural places, and he weaves this wisdom into a stirring tale." - Geraldine Brooks, author of March and People of the Book and Horse

Lay This Body Down, the third Gideon Stoltz Mystery, takes place in 1837 during one of the most horrific periods in pre-Civil War America, when human beings were considered chattel and both northern and southern states grew rich from slave labor. A Pennsylvania sheriff like Gideon could choose to uphold the federal Fugitive Slave Act of 1793 or defy that racist law at great peril. In this hard-hitting, action-packed novel, Gideon tries to protect a boy who has fled north from a Virginia plantation - and pays dearly for his principles. Written with the vivid, atmospheric prose that imbues the whole series, the life and times of an early American backwoods town and its hardscrabble citizens will grip readers as Gideon and his wife True solve a murder, bust a kidnapping ring, and help one unforgettable boy who courageously chooses freedom above all else.

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