What a great book. Wonderful. It's a murder mystery set in Depression-era East Texas. The only "detective" in it is a farmer who makes a couple extra bucks serving as local constable. The point of view character is his son. Part coming-of-age tale, part serial killer mystery, part meditation on a racially-troubled rural south not so long past, it was a genuinely wonderful read. I've had trouble with some of Lansdale's endings before, but he made this one work.