Title Profile & Character Information

A Crime in the Neighborhood

Annotation
A New York Times Notable Book. Set in the Washington, D.C., suburbs during the summer of the Watergate break-ins, Berne's assured, skillful first novel is about what can happen when a child's accusation is the only lead in a case of sexual assault and murder. A BOOK -OF-THE-MONTH CLUB and QUALITY PAPERBACK BOOK CLUB selection.

Awards
1997  New York Times Notable Books of the Year
1999  Orange Prize for Fiction

Characters
NameEberhardt, Marsha
GenderFemale

GenreDomestic
Mystery
Fiction
TopicsChild murders
Unsolved murders
Moral decay
Fear
SettingWashington, D.C.
Spring Hill, Maryland
Suburb