In Dry Bones in the Valley, a body is found in the spring thaw and another murder occurs not long after in the
small town of Wild Thyme in rural Pennsylvania
Tom Bouman’s protagonist, Henry Farrell—who has returned to the town to heal after a devastating loss of his own—needs to determine if the crimes relate to an old feud between two families or the fact that some of the county’s residents have sold the rights under their land to mining companies so they can extract natural gas by means of fracking. Or if it is something else entirely.
Photo of Tom Bouman ©Lesli Van Zandbergen