First Appalachian novel: A story of danger, suspense, romance, and intrigue interwoven with the history and culture of the Appalachians.
Darby, named after a small community in Wilkes County, North Carolina begins in 1895 when George Woodard, a rocky soil farmer, dram drinker, father, and husband is murdered. Floyd Caldwell, also a farmer, found Woodard standing in Elk Creek. Caldwell is blamed by the Woodard family for his murder.
Events that have devastating effects.
William Roy Pipes has written one other full novel, â€œDoodlebugâ€ â€œDoodlebug, Your House is on Fire and is presently working on a third novel, â€œHanging Dog. Both of these are also Appalachian novels.