Book: Justice for the Black Knight by Jerri Blair
categories: Book, Literary Fiction, African American Literature, Mystery, Murder, Coming of Age, Courtroom Drama, True Crime, Historical, Racism, Legal Thriller
Jerri Blair about this book: This is a book filled with dark mystery, but inspired by hope for a better world. It is a story of friendship and love that overcomes the rigidity of the racist society that existed in 1930's America. Three childhood friends are reunited in 1980 with one of them accused of a brutal murder, lost in despair that the justice he has pursued all of his life will not be served. It is only through the efforts of his childhood friend and sister that Freddie Edwards has any hope of escaping the reality of death in the electric chair. Ruby and Annabelle reach back into the distant past to uncover the truth about a real life monster in hope of finding a way to save their friend.
This book offers a look at how things really work in a court of law and at the changing impact of race on the concept of freedom. It truly is a law and order fable that takes the reader on a journey that examines the impact a single moment may have on the lives of many people.
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