A Gone Pecan

by Dusty Thompson



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 10/20/2009

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 184
ISBN : 9781449037420
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 184
ISBN : 9781449037437

About the Book

A Gone Pecan is the rollicking, hilarious tale of reluctant Southern sleuth Cady McIntyre whose quirky descriptions of eccentric friends, relatives, enemies and acquaintances in Romania, Mississippi, are reminiscent of (Eudora) Welty’s “Why I live at the P.O.”  But there’s been a murder in Romania, an event almost as exciting as the recent arrest of the local Librarian for assault and kidnapping of a greasy-fingered book vandal.  Although nobody much misses dead poet Noe Boddy, PhD, Cady and her mama, Alsace Lorraine Metcalf Ripley, and her best friend, Finney Boddy, who was almost Noe’s ex-wife, consider it a shame not to locate the poet-killer, if only for the entertainment of investigating local small town inhabitants ranging from old-maid sisters Lolly and Bitsy Keene, who attend funerals of people who haven’t died yet to “Hello Kitty” fanatic DeeDee Smandon.  Even when Cady solves the murder, which of course she does, we don’t want to leave this “Mayberry on acid.”  Dusty Thompson has written a clever and entertaining tale of small-town gossip and generational story-telling; don’t miss it!


Dr. Bridget Smith Pieschel, author of Loyal Daughters and Golden Days

About the Author

Dustin (Dusty) Thompson is the middle child of nomadic Southern Baptists who grew up in the boonies in several Southern states, including Louisiana, Arkansas, Oklahoma, Texas and Mississippi.  A proud graduate of Southwest Mississippi Community College ('90), Mississippi University for Women ('93 - where he was, interestingly enough, elected Man of the Year) and the University of Mississippi ('98), Dustin is a Program Analyst with the Department of Veterans Affairs and resides in Alexandria, VA.  His hobbies are, of course, writing, singing, telling stories (look for his YouTube video) and color-coordinating his ties and socks.  He is donating 10% of his royalties from the sale of his book to the Thompson Scholarship for Student Leaders at SMCC which he founded in memory of his mother.