Old News

“There are some secrets which do not permit themselves to be told.” – Edgar Allan Poe, “The Man of the Crowd”

OLD NEWS  is  the  story  of  how  a  young  and  hungry,  though  slightly  dis-graced, news journalist goes on a quest to  find  the  truth  about  the  thirty-year  unsolved  mystery  surrounding  a  black  man’s death in the sixties. In the process, he reveals much. Through his investiga-tion the journalist uncovers the rich and complex  inner  world  of  a  brilliant  man  who was taken from the world too soon.  Also,  this  endeavor  uncovers  the  dark  truth  about  the  victim’s  manipulative  killer.    Through  many  plot  twists we see a story of brotherly love, betrayal, forgiveness, hope, and the timeless search for justice. 

OLD NEWS  is  the fictional story set in the 1960s  and  1990s  of how a young African-American man “killed” himself in a small town’s General Store.  The book considers what was “old” news to several different groups of people but which is actually “new” news even today.