Black Cherry Blues Setting & Symbolism

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Chain

Dave beats Vidrine and Mapes with a chain for threatening Alafair. Later, Dave is arrested for the murder of Vidrine.

Pocket Knife

Dave loses his pocket knife while he is beating Mapes and Vidrine. Later the knife is used to kill Vidrine.

Bloody Syringe

Someone sends Dave a bloody syringe to scare him off from investigating Dixie Lee's claims that Vidrine and Mapes killed a couple of people in Montana.

Picture

Someone sends Dave a grotesque picture of a dead woman in order to scare him off from investigating Dixie Lee's claims that Vidrine and Mapes killed a couple of people in Montana.

Bathtub

Darlene is found dead in a bathtub, the victim of an apparent suicide that Dave believes is murder.

Stream

Dave finds the body of Clayton Desmarteau and his cousin buried in a stream. Dave hopes to prove Mapes killed the two men in...

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