(From the publisher):
Twelve-year-old Davey Barnett, delivering groceries, comes upon a murder being committed. Bravely trying to stop it, he slashes the woman's attacker with his knife. But this is 1941, in Farmer's Mound, Texas-would the police believe a black boy's account of what really happened in that run-down house? Certain he has killed a white man and would be blamed for the white prostitute's death as well, Davey flees.
Original title: A White Male Running
Genre: Fiction→ Crime and Mystery→ Detective Story and Detectives→ Police Procedural