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"The Expendable Man"

After learning about this book from a review of Get Out, I knew that it was a must read.  Set in 1963 Maricopa County, this mystery deals with racism, police brutality and reproductive rights in a strikingly relevant way.  Author Dorothy B. Hughes’ precognition was clearly on point and this book proves that the past is truly prologue.

“There was to be no violation of civil rights, at least not yet.” -- Detective Ringle

-- Blake
    Dorothy Hughes