Papillote Press announces the publication of A Scream in the Shadows by Mac Donald Dixon, a writer from St Lucia.
Set in a Caribbean landscape far from the tourists’ gaze, this is a compelling read where everyday life fuels violence and lies. It’s a murder mystery with powerful insights into a disturbing reality.
A young girl is murdered on a Caribbean island. Her step-father is arrested. But did he do it? While the accused languishes in jail – without trial – his son joins the police force to clear his father’s name.
But a culture of secrecy and official corruption block the young detective’s search for the truth.
It is a death far from paradise.
“In A Scream in the Shadows,” says Mac Donald Dixon, “I wanted to draw attention to the evils of our society: domestic violence and sexual abuse and also a broken legal system which believes that family matters are private. My novel uses the backdrop of a rural village in St Lucia but it could be anywhere in the Caribbean.”
Mac Donald Dixon was born and educated in St Lucia, in the eastern Caribbean.
He has been a banker and consultant as well as a playwright, poet and publisher.
He lives in St Lucia.
This is his first crime novel.
For information on purchase visit: www.papillotepress.co.uk/books