Carolyn Weston grew up in Hollywood during the Depression. She played hooky from school in movie theaters and libraries, honing the craft that would make her books so remarkable. During World War II, she worked in an aircraft plant and then did odd jobs around the country before writing Poor Poor Ophelia, the first Al Krug / Casey Kellog police procedural… which became the hit TV series The Streets of San Francisco. Two more books in the series, every bit as good as Ed McBain’s 87th Precinct and just as memorable, followed and all three are proudly being published by Brash Books.
Four powerful, controversial, highly-acclaimed novels set in the deep south during the 1950s and early 1960s that deal with politics, race, crime, and sex in bold, exciting stories that reflect the turbulent era...and leave a lasting impression. All these novels are back in print for the first time in over 60 years... and collected for the first time ever in one massive ebook.
This is the story of five people… of Elizabeth Carnes, driven by a desperate, aching passion to a mysterious lover who is the only one who can give her the physical release her devoted husband can’t provide… of George Carnes, spurned by his wife and forced to seek solace in the womanly warmth of his secretary, the deceptively placid Stella Sander, who hides a voracious sexual appetite…of Jon Steen, the complex, dangerous, bisexual artist who unlocks Elizabeth’s lust… and of Tracy Steen, Jon’s controlling wife, whose neurotic, all-consuming need for love and devotion will lead to a shattering end for them all.
It's 1959. Matthew Scott is a widowed, alcoholic reporter from New York who seeks personal and professional redemption when he's sent to the Deep South to write about a town that is defying a U.S. Supreme Court decision to integrate blacks into schools. His mere presence is a catalyst that ignites long-buried racial, political, religious, and personal conflicts among the residents, both white and black, ripping the town apart. Those tensions violently explode when Scott is falsely arrested by the bigoted, tyrannical sheriff for the rape and murder of an out-spoken black schoolteacher.