Cruel as the Grave
Author: John Armistead
Published: July 10, 1996 by Carroll & Graf
Series Name: Sheriff Grover Bramlett mysteries
Category: Police Procedural
Main Character: Sheriff Grover Bramlett
The killing of Naresse Clouse, mother of four, was the stuff of nightmares. The pretty restaurant hostess was shot, stabbed, and left hanging in a rural barn, where some said she was meeting a lover. Three years later her killer has not been found, but no one in Sheffield, Mississippi, has forgotten her, including Sheriff Grover Bramlett.