Lewiston is the landscape for the crime fiction novel “The Third Wrong, a Chase Hamilton Mystery,” by retired trial lawyer James Enoch Brown, writing under the name Enoch James.
The book opens with a phone call in the middle of the night to the parents of 13-year-old Timothy Howland. The teenager disappeared while riding his bike to the library one afternoon. With the discovery of a body without a head, hands or feet at the Confluence of the Snake and Clearwater rivers, local police begin to unravel a terrible tale of molestation and depravity.
Brown spent his law career in Bakersfield, Calif., two years as a deputy district attorney and 42 years with the firm of Clifford & Brown. He retired in June. He and his wife split their time between homes in Bakersfield and Rathdrum, Idaho. After spending much time fishing the waters of Clearwater Country, Brown says he decided to set his self-published first novel in Lewiston. He is writing a sequel to “The Third Wrong” called “The Anniversary,” which will also be set in Lewiston.
Brown will sign copies of his book from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 21 at And Books Too, 918 Sixth St., Clarkston.