Title Profile & Character Information

A Crime in the Neighborhood

Annotation
1973: As her community focuses on the murder/molestation of a 12-year-old boy, it seems to young Marcia that everyone is committing some kind of crime: her father who has deserted them; her shoplifting siblings--even the president of the United States!

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

Characters
NameEberhardt, Marsha
GendersFemale
 Female

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