Mc. Donald Dixon is a playwright, poet, painter, and photographer born in St. Lucia, West Indies. He is the author of three previous novels – Season of Mist, Misbegotten, and Saints of Little Paradise: Book One ‘Eden Defiled’ – a short story collection, Careme and other Stories; and several volumes of poetry, including Beloved country and other poems and Collected Poems 1961-2001. A Scream in the Shadows (Papillote Press) is a crime story set in the rural Caribbean. Here, traditional allegiances and a flawed criminal justice system provide a backdrop to the rape and murder of a young girl. When her father is accused of the crime, her brother joins the police to try and clear their father’s name. While the suspect languishes in jail on remand, the young detective investigates other suspects. His mother remains loyal to her husband, but does anyone else and who – if anyone – knows the truth?