LIAR’S BENCH by Kim Michele Richardson, (c) 2015. Mudas Summers (How’s that for a given name? Mudas!) The day Mudas Summers turned 17 her mother Ella died. Other’s in town think she tired of her second husband’s abuse and killed herself, but Muddy doesn’t agree! Muddy’s almost boyfriend Bobby Marshall is hiding a secret, he passes for white but his slave ancestor Frannie Crow was hung on a nearby plantation over a century ago in 1860. This story deals with bigotry and brutality down South. It seems to be a good story so far.