Black and White Sands. A Bohemian Life in the Colonial Caribbean, Papillote Press, Dominica

A Scream in the Shadows

£8.99

ISBN

9781838041533

PUBLISHED

2022

FORMAT

Paperback
Also an eBook

ISBN

9781838041533

Published

2022

Format

Paperback
Also an eBook

So close to home… so far from justice… so far from paradise.

A compelling crime story set in the rural Caribbean where traditional allegiances and a flawed legal system provide a backdrop to the rape and murder of a young girl. When her step-father is accused of the crime, her brother joins the police to try and clear their father’s name. While the suspect languishes in jail, the young detective makes some disturbing discoveries.

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What they say

“This new novel by a writer from St Lucia is a wonderful book and, as a regular visitor to the island myself, reminded me of the incomparable vistas, smells and beauty of its shores, even though it concentrates on areas which tourists rarely venture into.

– Maxim Jakubowski, review in The Max on CrimeTime UK

“In triumphantly transposing the whodunit detective story to the sleepy villages of rural St Lucia, Dixon’s novel shines light on gender-based violence and shows how those shadows blight generations.”

– Lisa Allen-Agostini, editor of Trinidad Noir

“A welcome addition to a glaringly under-exploited genre in Caribbean writing.”
– Jacob Ross, author of Black Rain Falling
“This new novel by a writer from St Lucia is a wonderful book and, as a regular visitor to the island myself, reminded me of the incomparable vistas, smells and beauty of its shores, even though it concentrates on areas which tourists rarely venture into.

– Maxim Jabukowski review in The Max on CrimeTime UK

“In triumphantly transposing the whodunit detective story to the sleepy villages of rural St Lucia, Dixon’s novel shines light on gender-based violence and shows how those shadows blight generations.”

– Lisa Allen-Agostini, editor of Trinidad Noir

“A welcome addition to a glaringly under-exploited genre in Caribbean writing.”
– Jacob Ross, author of Black Rain Falling

Reading from new crime novel: A Scream in the Shadows

A new reading in the En Papillote series: an extract from A Scream in the Shadows, a powerful crime novel by the St Lucian writer Mac Donald Dixon.

About the Author

Mac Donald Dixon

Mac Donald Dixon was born in St Lucia, West Indies, where he still lives. He is best known as a playwright, but is also an accomplished poet, painter and photographer. A Scream in the Shadows is his third novel.

About the Author

Mac Donald Dixon

Mac Donald Dixon was born in St Lucia, West Indies, where he still lives. He is best known as a playwright, but is also an accomplished poet, painter and photographer. A Scream in the Shadows is his third novel.