Beach Reads: “Sticks and Stones”

“Sticks and Stones” by Michael Hiebert

Suspense/Mystery/Coming of Age/Women Sleuths
Publication Date: June 28, 2016

In book four of his Alvin Alabama mysteries series, Hiebert brings back his engaging young protagonist, Abe Teal, now 13, and his mother Leah, Alvin Alabama’s only detective in 1989, facing the resurfacing of a serial killer thought dead 15 years prior. Leah’s father took down the Stickman, as the killer was nicknamed in 1973 during his year and a half reign of terror, and now Leah is receiving personal letters from the Stickman while investigating the death of a woman killed with the same MO. Steeped imagery of small town Southern America, this atmospheric mystery will keep you guessing.

This book is available in print at the Avalon Free Public Library, and as an eBook online through the library’s website. All Cape May County residents are eligible for library cards at the Avalon Free Public Library, 235 32nd St., Avalon. For book availability and other information, call (609) 967-7155 or visit