W.F. Ranew is a former newspaper editor and reporter who grew up in South Georgia. Candyman's Sorrow, a second novel in the Brooks Sheffield series, was published in 2016. The story delves into the 1937 shooting deaths of two prominent citizens in Riverton, Ga., and the slayings' aftermath over the decades. Brooks Sheffield teams with crime-fighting buddy Dub Campbell to uncover the mystery behind some recent murders -- all tied to the shootings a half-century ago.