DOWNSTREAM Mystery is Released

At the celebration of his hundredth birthday, local billionaire Francis Hearty Withers announces to the people gathered on the front lawn of Witherston Baptist Church that he has finalized his will. In it he bequeaths $1 billion to his north Georgia hometown of Witherston and another $1 billion to be divided up equally among the town's 4,000 residents-in recognition of their support of a Senextra pharmaceutical factory.

Senextra is a drug that enables individuals to lead healthy lives well into their second century, but it has some unanticipated consequences. The group assembled to hear Withers's announcement do not all applaud. One person carries a sign that says Senextra Violates Mother Nature. Another, Keep Senextra Out Of Our System. A third, We Don't Need More Old Men.

Withers vows to change his will and disinherit the community. Two days later he is found dead. Who killed him? And why?

"Downstream" is available in both print and ebook format.

Book Details:
A Witherston Murder Mystery
By Betty Jean Craige
Publisher: Black Opal Books
Published: November 2014
ISBN: 978-1626942011
Pages: 298
Genre: Cozy Mystery, Women's Mystery

From The Authors:
Dr. Betty Jean Craige is University Professor Emerita of Comparative Literature and Director Emerita of the Willson Center for Humanities and Arts at the University of Georgia. She has lived in Athens, Georgia, since 1973. Betty Jean is a teacher, scholar, translator, humorist, and writer. She has published seventeen books in the fields of literature, politics, art, and history of ideas. The most recent is Conversations with Cosmo: At Home with an African Grey Parrot. For two years she wrote a Sunday column about animals, "Cosmo Talks," in the Athens Banner-Herald.

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