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Owen Parry -- Civil War mysteries

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Owen Parry -- Civil War mysteries

Post by AuntiePam » Sun December 7th, 2008, 5:35 pm

These are medium weight mysteries featuring Abel Jones, a diminutive man with a heap of attitude. The titles are:

Faded Coat of Blue
Shadows of Glory
Call Each River Jordan
Honor's Kingdom
Bold Sons of Erin
Rebels of Babylon

What I like best about the books is that Jones isn't politically correct. He's intolerant and judgmental, impressed by wealth and power, and very class conscious. He's surprised when he meets slaves who speak well, he thinks the Irish are lazy and dirty, he hates Catholics, and he distrusts women, especially attractive women.

He tries hard to be a righteous man and that makes it more difficult for him to keep an open mind. Eventually he realizes that being righteous and doing right aren't the same thing. In each book he grows a bit more and becomes more accepting of people's differences. I like him a lot.

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Post by christianmoche » Sun February 1st, 2009, 12:30 am

i've read a couple of those books and i can say they are time worthy books
In the book of life, the answers aren't in the back.
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Post by Volgadon » Thu February 26th, 2009, 2:47 pm

Sounds like fun.

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