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Reviewed by Alice DiNizo for Readers' Favorite
The body of a young man is found in rural DeKalb County, Georgia, at Bethel Primitive Baptist Church. His body is painted, a gold crown is on his head, and the victim's sliced innards spill out while pigs feet are attached where his arms should be. His arms are attached like wings to his back with "Sieg" written on one hand, and "Lieh" on the other. Then another body is found at nearby First Iconium Baptist Church with symbolic, religious graffiti scrawled on the church's walls and floor. Hard drinking DeKalb County Police Detective Marmaduke and his partner Chennault are called in to investigate but the coroner warns them that the bodies are a man's head on a woman's body. The old pastor at First Iconium Baptist Church calls these killings evil and then two more dismembered bodies are found! African-American consultant Theolonious Zones is called in to help investigate these bizarre killings but Maramduke and his Captain are certain that they want Zones' help. He has been turned down for work with the FBI. However, Zones is determined and goes about asking questions in Atlanta's red light zone and even flies out to Salt Lake City, Utah, as he suspects the Gadiantons, affiliated with the Mormon Church of long ago. But can Zones find out who is behind these dreadful killings?
"Sheaves of Zion" by E.W. Sullivan is a delight of a murder mystery/thriller for it will keep readers engrossed in its every word until the end. Theolonios Zones is an investigator whose presence is welcome on the literary scene. He goes about questioning people and even enduring several days in jail to find out who is really responsible for these horrific, disgusting murders. Marmaduke and his worn-out police car with its empty liquor bottles rattling around and all the other characters in "Sheaves of Zion" plus an incredible plot-line make it a book that belongs on reading lists everywhere.