Lisa Turner’s “A Little Death in Dixie” is a rapid fire, page turner… A novel that I enjoyed greatly. Set in Memphis, Tennessee, the author does a wonderful job incorporating this historical city, which in many in many ways is a throwback to the old south, and a memorial to Elvis. The characters, and there are many, are developed over the course of the book which adds greatly to the suspenseful nature of the novel. The writing is clear and lucid, at times almost poetic, especially when she describes the powerful Mississippi River, which in a sense is also a character in the book. The plot and storyline are full of surprises, and the author tackles some very difficult and troubling issues, such as child pornography. I truly enjoyed this book, and never once did it lack in excitement.
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Joseph Sciuto was born and raised in New York City, where he spent his early years listening to his Italian-American grandmother’s vivid stories about how their family was responsible for building much of the impressive Manhattan skyline, including the Empire State Building. The rich flavor of her stories about their family’s heritage still works its way through his writing. Sciuto holds degrees from both John Jay College of Criminal Justice and Stony Brook University and a certificate in film studies from New York University. After studying psychology, film, theater, literature, and English as an undergraduate, he relocated to Southern California to attend graduate school at Loyola Marymount University, where he studied writing and film. Sciuto's next novel, SOFIA, is available on June 27, 2019, following the success of HOLLYWOOD RIPTIDE, TARGETED DEMOGRAPHICS and PER VERSE VENGEANCE. View all posts by josephfsciuto