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by Stacy Nycole Hawks
Publication Date: November 20, 2021
Dividing Ridge Books
Paperback & eBook; 310 pages
Genre: Historical Mystery
“We are here and it is now. Further than that, all human knowledge is moonshine.” ~H.L. Mencken.
Dark corners, hidden stills, and fast cars linger in the shadow of Devils Ridge. While God rules rural Appalachia, it is soon Man’s Law that is challenged when notorious rum runner Connor Ridge takes on a local deputy who may outpace the moonshiner’s illicit enterprise. With the help of the new Editor in chief, deputy Walter Irwin works to bring Ridge and his gang to justice. Can Irwin stop the shadows of Devils Ridge from swallowing his town whole? Or will they over the law, once and for all?
About the Author
Stacy Hawks is a resident of Alleghany County, North Carolina located in the Blue Ridge mountains. After graduating Alleghany High School as an NC Scholar, Stacy received her Associate of Arts Degree from Wilkes Community College, NC, a Bachelor of Arts in History Cum Laude from Brevard College, NC and a Masters of Education from Lynchburg, VA. In her spare time Stacy enjoys researching local history, writing poetry, and is an avid reader about the 16th President of the United States, Abraham Lincoln. She also enjoys photography and has sat on local boards in either secretarial or leadership roles. In 2008 Stacy completed a research paper while attending Brevard College. The focused Stacy’s interest in the creation of the Blue Ridge Parkway and how it shaped Northwestern NC. She is also an Author in Residence for Appalachian Memory Keepers and her articles will be featured on their site in January 2019 discussing the history of places, events, and people of the rural mountain community she calls home. Stacy is the author of Dividing Ridge: The Unsolved Murder of Elva Brannock, a historical fiction novel based on a true crime that took place in Alleghany County, NC in 1937.