Labor Day Weekend: A Deal of Cold Business tells the story of a murder among the country club set of a small mythological town in Kentucky. Mark, a handsome hustler, is involved with both an older man and a wealthy younger woman, both of whom are supporting him. After the murder the sheriff, who is gay, allows the wrong man to be charged because the prime suspect is Mark, who is also his lover. The novel details the sheriff's struggle with his conscience until he decides that he must do the right thing, no matter what it will cost him.
About the Author
Robert W. Witt, a member of the faculty at Eastern Kentucky University, has published numerous books, articles, stories, and plays. His two previous novels, Hour in Paradise and Toxic, were published in 1993 and 1995. Various of his plays have been performed in California, Kentucky, New York, and North Carolina. At the university he teaches courses in both Shakespeare and creative writing.