Trell by Dick Lehr audiobook

Trell

By Dick Lehr
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Candlewick on Brilliance Audio 9780763692759
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From the co-author of Black Mass comes a gripping YA novel based on the true story of a teenage girl’s murder—and a young father’s false imprisonment for the crime. On a hot summer night in the late 1980s, in the Boston neighborhood of Roxbury, a fourteen-year-old African-American girl was sitting on a mailbox talking with her friends when she became the innocent victim of gang-related gunfire. Amid public outcry, an immediate manhunt was on to catch the murderer, and a young African-American man was quickly apprehended, charged, and—wrongly—convicted of the crime. Dick Lehr, a former reporter for the Boston Globe’s famous Spotlight Team who worked on this story three decades ago, brings the case to light once more with Trell, a page-turning novel about the daughter of the imprisoned man, who persuades a reporter and a lawyer to help her prove her father’s innocence. What pieces of evidence might have been overlooked? Can they manage to get to the truth before a dangerous character from the neighborhood gets to them?

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Summary

Summary

From the co-author of Black Mass comes a gripping YA novel based on the true story of a teenage girl’s murder—and a young father’s false imprisonment for the crime.

On a hot summer night in the late 1980s, in the Boston neighborhood of Roxbury, a fourteen-year-old African-American girl was sitting on a mailbox talking with her friends when she became the innocent victim of gang-related gunfire. Amid public outcry, an immediate manhunt was on to catch the murderer, and a young African-American man was quickly apprehended, charged, and—wrongly—convicted of the crime. Dick Lehr, a former reporter for the Boston Globe’s famous Spotlight Team who worked on this story three decades ago, brings the case to light once more with Trell, a page-turning novel about the daughter of the imprisoned man, who persuades a reporter and a lawyer to help her prove her father’s innocence. What pieces of evidence might have been overlooked? Can they manage to get to the truth before a dangerous character from the neighborhood gets to them?

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“A triumph of investigative reporting…[A] full-bodied true-crime saga.” Publishers Weekly on Black Mass

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Author Bio: Dick Lehr

Author Bio: Dick Lehr

Dick Lehr is a professor of journalism at Boston University. He is the author of seven works of nonfiction and a novel for young adults. His book The Birth of a Movement: How Birth of a Nation Ignited The Battle for Civil Rights became the basis for a PBS/Independent Lens documentary. Two other books were Edgar Award finalists: The Fence: A Police Cover-up along Boston’s Racial Divide and Judgment Ridge: The True Story behind the Dartmouth Murders. He has previously written for the Boston Globe, where he was a Pulitzer Prize finalist in investigative reporting and won numerous national and local journalism awards. He was a John S. Knight Journalism Fellow at Stanford University.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, CD
Category: Fiction
Runtime: 8.77
Audience: Young Adult (12–17)
Language: English