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Devil's Flood

The Devil’s Flood

4.6 out of 5 based on 5 customer ratings
(5 customer reviews)

$14.95 $7.95

Emory Crawford Mysteries Book Three

by Pearl R. Meaker

Twombly and Golden County’s past and present are bound together by the legend of Sutton House, which vanished during a record flood in 1844. Twombly College has sponsored an archeological team to find the lost house, but therein they discover two mummified men, both with gunshot wounds, and a pistol lying between them.

Add moonshine to the mix when it’s discovered that the old illegal liquor trade is alive and well in Golden County. Teens are the ones drinking it—until there is a murder.

Will Emory and Madison be able to sort myths and rumors from the facts to solve both mysteries?

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Book Information

Edition Paperback
ISBN 978-1-987857-57-3
Book Size 6X9
Number of pages 260
Published Date 10-2016

Reviews (5)

5 reviews for The Devil’s Flood

  1. 4 out of 5


    This was such a good mystery read. I enjoyed that it was a little different and a little tied to this world, but mostly very very addicting.

    I started reading this book late in the evening and was certain I’d be able to do just a few chapters and then take myself off to bed, but this book and Meaker had other plans for me. I ended up reading most of the book in one go, and had to finish it the next night. I felt like I was constantly kept wondering where things were going to head and what each new detail meant.

    The pace was perfect for this genre of read, as it kept moving, but still gave me time to take in and allocate all of the details to a part of the story. I was constantly trying to guess what each piece of the puzzle meant, but the pace was good enough to give me time to think it and then really threw me into finding out the real reason why.

    I found the premise of the story intriguing and very interesting. Meaker started out giving us a good deal of detail and excitement, and, instead of tapering this off leaving me feeling a bit bored, Pearl was able to keep the flow going and I felt as though I was always given more more more. It was lovely.

    I highly recommend this read.

    – Bri Wignall, Goodreads Reviewer

  2. 5 out of 5


    It has been a while since I have read a book, let alone a series, as quickly as I have read the Emory Crawford Mystery series. To say I couldn’t put the books down is absolutely correct !!! And when I did have the power to put the book down, it was for a very short time.

    The Devil’s Flood is the third book in this captivating series and Emory again is caught up into mystery and mayheem……but it’s so fun !!!

    While on an archeological dig Jebbin falls through the ground which ends up being the roof of the house they are searching for. It was said that during a major flood in the year 1844 the Sutton House completely vanished. Not only is the house discovered, in tact below ground, but there are also 2 mummified male bodies with gunshot evidence to their chests.

    Not only is the finding of the house a big deal but there are secret parties going on around the County with a “new” powerful alcoholic beverage being served. While Madison decides to go to one of the parties to do some “investigating” there is a gun fight leaving one person dead.

    Although Jebbin was hurt as a result of his fall, he is still able to do some work in the lab with dear family friend, Chatty. This is a very good thing seeing as not only do they have the mummified bodies and artifacts from the house to test, they are also receiving things from the gun fight.

    Of course Emory and Madison cannot just sit around and wait for results to develop. They have to do their own digging….especially when friend Melva is accused of murder.

    Melva claims to be a distant relative of the buried home Sutton’s and turns to Emory and Madison for help. Little does she know that both possess the “gift” of finding things out in mysterious ways.

    Can they prove Melva is innocent ? Can they fiqure out how the 2 mummy-men were killed ? Can they clear the Sutton name ??

    I am a book reviewer who should be able to read books quickly. I was amazed at how quickly I read this series and how much I enjoyed reading them. Even though there are 2 separate cases involved in The Devil’s Flood, Pearl Meaker has a way in her writing to keep you on track, not missing a thing !!!

    – Missi Stockwell, Goodreads Reviewer

  3. 5 out of 5


    Archeology, an old mystery, and murder combine to make this university based novel a suspenseful and compelling read. Add in a psychically sensitive character or three and you just know you’re in the right place. It caught me at the outset, and forced me to finish it in one day. I loved it!

    – Jan, Goodreads Reviewer

  4. 4 out of 5


    The Devil’s Flood by Pearl R. Meaker is a delightful mystery full of intrigue and intricate plot twists. The story continues the adventures of Emery Crawford and her forensic pathologist husband, Jebbin. They are on an archaeological dig to find a house that disappeared during a flood in 1844 when events take a surprising turn. The characters’ premonitions and intuitions place them in dangerous situations where they must use their wits to escape.

    The author’s gentle prose lends a comforting tone to the narrative, but also serves to decrease the anxiety we might feel for the characters. We care for them, but we are never actually afraid they won’t succeed in solving the mystery. The weaving of the past and present mysteries is accomplished through the use of modern forensic techniques and good old fashioned research. The author manages to give us just enough technological explanation to make the story plausible without losing the reader in jargon.

    I love a happy ending, but this one was a bit too contrived for my taste. However, this book is a very good read and I would definitely recommend it to those who love a good mystery.

    – Wanda L. Pyle, Amazon Reviewer

  5. 5 out of 5


    I really loved this book, it is easily my favorite of the three Pearl Meaker has published. One thing I really appreciate is that that Meaker keeps things really relatable in her books. Emory could be my neighbor. Her adventures are believable because when you know a lot of people like she does all kinds of interesting things happen.

    It’s hard to say much snout this book without giving much away but it really is a page turner with all sorts of goings on.

    – Kelly Hulse, Kindle Reviewer

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