grisly murder story comes to life in a new novel
What happens when two boys on a
hunting trip discover a decapitated human head in an old
storm cellar? That is a question first-time author
Carroll C. Martin answers in his new novel, Ashes
Upon The Snow.
Aaron Martin, the main character,
has his simple farm turned upside down after he and a
friend, Elvis Rivers, find the murdered victim ó a boy
about their age. And then
terror grips the small community of Selden, Texas
when the frightening news of the discovery spreads like
authorities identify the murder victim, they
learn that two more have been brutally murdered; their
bodies dissected and burned in an old fireplace.
account of the infamous F. M. Snow murders that occurred
in Erath County, Texas in 1925 is in the
whole fiction. However, the accounts of the Snow murders
are true just as they happened in 1925. The accounts of
the lives of everyday people are true just as they
happened ó they just didnít happen in 1925 but spanned
different times over a period of one hundred years.
telling of the
Snow murders, interjects
a love story, local customs of the time and lively
characters to keep the
story moving and interesting. The ending will
bring tears to your eyes and joy to your heart.