Book Details

Fiction
Dummers Lane

Dummers Lane a book by Maine writer L. E. Barrett is his second book of what he refers to as historical pulp fiction. The newly published book is a strange brew of fiction, historical events and unforgettable characters. It's the early 1960s in Hallowell, Maine. A sleepy small city on the Kennebec River, where. Dip Barrett runs a beer store. He socializes with local criminals and takes illegal bets for horse racing tracks around the state. In the first book in the Kennebec River Trilogy, The Boys from Joppa Dip's business and the community are turned upside down when the body of a young man is found in the Kennebec River, a poker game leads to a major robbery, a young wife is seduced into a private sex club, a 16 year old boy finds love with a much older woman, a young man's suicide is a mystery to everyone, and the town drunk morphs into a criminal master mind. Its a fun , entertaining, sexy and insightful read that you won't be able to put down.

Author Details

L. E. Barrett
L. E. Barrett originates from Hallowell, Maine and lives in Monroe, Maine. He received a Bachelor's Degree from Northeastern University in Boston, MA and a Master's Degree from the University of Maine in Orono, ME. L. E. Barrett is also a retired Army officer, and a retired senior executive with the Department of Veterans Affairs. He has published: two poetry collections, The Maine Poetic and Verses From Beneath Granite Ledges; a play, The Shadow of the Soul; a collection of thirteen short stories, A View From The Side Of The Road; three highly original reference, photography, recipe books called Fiddlemainia, The Blueberry Coast and the Dandelion Conspiracy; three novels, The Boys From Joppa, Dummers Lane and The Valley of Good and Evil (The Kennebec River Trilogy a historical pulp fictional works about Hallowell, Maine in the early 1960s). L. E. Barrett will publish (May-June 2018) eleven new short stories in A View From The Other Side Of The Road.