USA Book News - Best Book List of 2011 Finalist
Readers Favorite Gold Medal Award Winner 2011
for Best New Mystery Sleuth
From the Author
I tried to be very true to Kentucky in description of its culture, dialogue and people. The language in the Bluegrass is a mixture of "mountain talk" which is similar to Old English blending with a more southern dialect. Kentucky is a border state, which has a culture unique to those states of the Old and Deep South. The people have a certain twang to their vowels and pattern of speech. I can recognize anyone from Kentucky as soon as they speak.
It is still very common for educated folks to use 19th century phrases and styling to express themselves.
"He commenced to hit on me."
"Where you at?"
"God bless her - she's as dumb as a fence post."
"Thank you kindly."