The Gene Police is a work of fiction that wraps a murder mystery in elements of the eugenics movement. To be clear, it is not a treatise on the subject but should enlighten readers about this little known pseudo science and hopefully inspire some of them to delve deeper into its history, its proponents, and its impact on American life. The author puts it this way: -My inteThe Gene Police is a work of fiction that wraps a murder mystery in elements of the eugenics movement. To be clear, it is not a treatise on the subject but should enlighten readers about this little known pseudo science and hopefully inspire some of them to delve deeper into its history, its proponents, and its impact on American life. The author puts it this way: -My interest in race issues can be traced to growing up in the segregated suburbs of Washington, D.C. My mother's relatives were slave owners. My great great uncle was a famous eugenicist who was instrumental in the passage of the miscegenation and sterilization laws in Virginia. I'm convinced that if we as society are to rid ourselves of the curse of racism and white supremacy, we need to continue to keep the issue in the public conversation. My hope is that The Gene Police will add to the dialogue about racial issues by teaching readers about America's fascination with eugenics while simultaneously entertaining them.-...
|Title||:||The Gene Police: A Shep Harrington Smalltown Mystery|
|Number of Pages||:||562 Pages|
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The Gene Police: A Shep Harrington Smalltown Mystery Reviews
Too many characters, messy plot line, not feeling it. Super nice author with a really interesting bio! I wish he would write a memoir instead.
I would really like to write a great review for this book as I really enjoyed it. However I don't seem to have the writing talent that Elliott Light has, so I will just say a few things.I liked the way the murder investigation is intertwined with the pseudo science of Eugenics. Light seems to be good at this sort of thing. Plus it has lots of cats which is a real winner for me.
Shep Harrington is back in the third installment of Elliott Light’s novels, this time Shep takes a stab at the world of eugenics, which is breeding to create the ultimate human, a person with the most desirable qualities, created in a lab. In The Gene Police, we are taken back in time where we meet Carl and Betty who are sterilized after the death of their newborn baby.When, fifty years later, the DNA of that dead baby is found at a murder scene, things get a little tricky. Was that baby actually dead, and why were Carl and Betty sterilized? With the help of Betty’s nephew, the answers may not be as far away as they once thought. Shep is the one who can find the answers, if anyone can.Elliott Light has a way of creating characters that pop off the pages, and this book will have you immersed from the very first page. Shep is a kind hearted character, he’s seen a lot of stuff in his life, and there is never a dull moment with him. This is one of those books that has quite a few different plot lines, but they all come together in the end.This book was what first made me want to read the Shep Harrington Small Town Mystery series, it sounded so incredible to me, something that I haven’t read before, at least that comes to mind. Not only is the science of eugenics part of this novel, but throw in a murder mystery, and you’ve got a suspenseful, engrossing tale. I give this book 5 out of 5 stars, definitely a keeper here! I received this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.
This was a Goodreads win. I gave this one to my mom to read. She said it was really good. Mom told me that she would love to read more of his books.