B.J. Leggett

Police Lieutenant Robert O’Brian takes early retirement after being shot in a drug raid. His plans–to return to his home town Prosperity in the mountains of Eastern Tennessee to work on a second novel–are disrupted when he becomes involved in the investigation of the death of a high school friend.    

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218 Pages


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About the Author: 

B. J. Leggett is Professor Emeritus of The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, where he held the title of Distinguished Professor of Humanities. He is the author of numerous studies of modern poetry and criticism, including books on A. E. Housman, Philip Larkin, and Wallace Stevens. Prosperity is his second novel. The first, Playing Out the String, was published by Livingston Press in 2004.

“There are a couple of things I’d like to check out, just for myself—not for Jesse McLean or the McLean family, but for me. I’d like to know what Byron Holmes knows. I think it’s considerable, and I don’t think the deputy could object to me talking to my old English teacher. And I’d like to go out to that dive where Cotton May and his bunch hang out. It’s a public place, and it’s not in the county, so I don’t think the sheriff’s office has jurisdiction over there.”