Don Kingery

Don Kingery

Don Kingery (1924-1990) was a former NFL player and life-long print journalist who wrote four Louisiana-set novels in his fifty-year career:  Death Must Wait (1956), Swamp Fire (1957), Paula (1959) and Good Time Girl (1960).

 

Books by Don Kingery

Death Must Wait

Death Must Wait

Jed is a poor trapper living in the Louisiana Bayou and supporting his impoverished parents, his drunk brother, and his prostitute sister. His life takes a dramatic turn when he kills a man in a bar fight and is hunted down by a brutal Sheriff. Now Jed must prove his innocence in the face of rampant corruption...or die trying.

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The Complete Don Kingery: All Four Novels

The Complete Don Kingery: All Four Novels

All four of Don Kingery's classic, hard-boiled  "swamp noir" crime novels...all one one volume. DEATH MUST WAIT * SWAMP FIRE * PAULA * GOOD TIME GIRL

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Swamp Fire

Swamp Fire

A savagely realistic, hard-boiled novel of the South in the tradition of Erskine Caldwell's Tobacco Road and God's Little Acre.

Hank Samson comes home from the WWII to find his half-crazed father terrorizing their Louisiana bayou town...and his brutish brother running amok with lust and violence. But Hank has seen a better way to live and now has to choose beween running away with the girl he loves...or staying and fighting his own family.

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