"As is usually the case with the novels of McCrae, Barring Some Unforeseen Accident is like no other book at present in the marketplace. That alone should have you rushing out to buy it." -- Curled Up With A Good Book
"One book you don't want to let slip through your hands." -- Compulsive Reader
"This is a wild ride of a good time and can easily be read in one or two sittings." -- Forbes's Book Reviews
From the Publisher
1 New York writer, originally from the South
5 Junior League women who want to put together a cookbook >BR>1 Cigar-smoking sheriff with a secret
1 Ostracized newcomer with revenge in mind
Mix with a town of three hundred or so, add one annual chili cook-off, and stir well. The result is a deliciously funny, scrumptiously thought-provoking, and disturbingly tasty journey into small-town Southern America. While there won't be any recipes in this collection that you'll actually want to try (we hope), the antics of one small town should keep you turning the pages in this latest novel by Jackson Tippett McCrae.
When author Jackson Tippett McCrae receives a note requesting his help with a Junior League cookbook, he is hesitant to accept the assignment--that is, until he finds out money is involved. What starts out as an innocent back-to-the-South journey quickly turns into fodder for the new novel his publisher is expecting, complete with the usual quirky and sometimes touching characters that McCrae so often creates. In the same vein as his The Bark of the Dogwood: A Tour of Southern Homes and Gardens, Jackson McCrae's fourth book is full of murder, blackmail, small-town antics, and insight into the workings (or not) of the human heart and mind. Barring Some Unforeseen Accident is one concoction of spicy fare that you'll definitely want to devour, any time of the year.