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Mowing for Justice: A Merle Mystery

Mowing for Justice: A Merle Mystery

By Katherine Fuoco FairchildPublisher: FairFuoco PublicationsISBN: 9798986298436Genre: Mystery; Southern FictionPrice: Print: $8.99; Ebook: $3.99
Available from: Amazon

Maintenance workers Merle Hucken and his life-time buddy, Seth, have come across odd things in their work along the state highways, but the day they find a dead body is a real doozy. This is beyond hacking back kudzu, mowing highway shoulders, or keeping litter in check. When Seth is implicated, charged, and jailed for the murder, Merle makes it his mission to find the real killer and to exonerate his buddy. But how can a really good guy who just mows for a livin’ deal with local corruption and scary thugs who threaten his family? Merle’s in this thing as deep as it gets.

Katherine Fuoco Fairchild lives and writes in North Carolina. She has lived in five states and four foreign countries — which gives her a lens on cultures and relationships. Now she writes everything from creative nonfiction to mystery to general fiction. More about Katherine here.


Just when you think you know ‘who did it,’ something else happens!

Linda, Chapel Hill, NC

Love the character development and the southern town charm!

Mary, Greensboro, NC

Merle’s a guy you root for!

Dan, Denver, CO