Rock Neelly

Watermark Books & Café will host Rock Neelly for an author talk and signing of River of Tears on Monday, Oct. 14 at 6:00 p.m. 


A young black girl disappears from Cincinnati's West End. No witnesses, no leads. Two days later, a white girl the same age is snatched from Hyde Park Square. Cincinnati's mayor receives a letter brutally stating: "Find the black girl and we'll return the white girl."

The fuse lit, two female detectives race to uncover the kidnappers. Hope dwindles as time accumulates, and passes, without resolution. Cincinnati PD and the FBI form an uneasy alliance while battling the city's racial stereotypes and stigmas.

In the latest thriller from Rock Neelly, author of ​The Purple Heart Detective Agency ​and ​The Prince of the Border​, readers ride shotgun through the Queen City in police patrol cars, searching recently vacated safe rooms, questioning sorrowful family members, grilling drug lords, looking for

anonymous white vans and dark motives. Each detective is tough on her own, combining to make a ferocious duo, but will that be enough...and in time.

Weaving together race, law enforcement, family ties, buried history, and life along the banks of the Ohio River, readers will face their own assumptions as they see suspicions reflected on the page. Written with complicated, realistic characters, ​River of Tears​ makes us think about missing girls used as pawns - and what we would do if we had to find them?

Event date: 

Monday, October 14, 2019 - 6:00pm

Event address: 

4701 E Douglas Ave
Wichita, KS 67218
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ISBN: 9781947934047
Availability: This book may require a special order. Please call us for price & availability: (316) 682-1181.
Published: Praus Press - September 12th, 2019

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ISBN: 9781947934054
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Praus Press - September 13th, 2019

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