Mark the Sparrow

Mark the Sparrow

Clark Howard


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A suspenseful novel about the last-minute battle to save a man on death row and the uproar surrounding his case as his time runs out . . .
Weldon Whitmen was arrested for committing a series of robberies and bizarre sex crimes while out on parole. Now he’s condemned to die. Claiming innocence, he makes headlines with his appeal—and two people decide to come to his aid.
One is a journalist who thinks the sentence is unjust. The other is a law librarian who has feelings for Whitmen. Amid public outcry and political warfare, they will fight the execution while the nation watches, unsure whether justice will ultimately be done . . .
This edgy, twisting tale comes from an Edgar Award–winning author whose works have been adapted for film and for television programs such as Alfred Hitchcock Presents.


Clark Howard:
Clark Howard (1932-2016) Born in Ripley, Tennessee, Howard was one of the most honored mystery writers in America and was a longtime favorite of readers of Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine, Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine, and numerous other publications. A professional writer for over 40 years, he wrote sixteen novels, six books of non-fiction, and published two collections of short stories, in addition to more than 200 uncollected short stories. Howard was honored with the Edgar Allan Poe award for best short story of 1981 from the Mystery Writers of America. In 2009, Howard won the Edward D. Hoch Memorial Golden Derringer Award for Lifetime Achievement from the Short Fiction Mystery Society.​