By Anna Loan-Wilsey

ISBN-10: 0758276370

ISBN-13: 9780758276377

Touring secretary Hattie Davish and her trusty typewriter alight on a small city in Illinois, the place the Civil warfare may well lengthy be over, yet yes mysteries refuse to be buried. . .

Hattie Davish is extremely joyful to be ably aiding her filthy rich supplier, Sir Arthur Windom-Greene, an English pupil who's fluent in Civil battle historical past and tough at paintings placing jointly a definitive biography of basic Cornelius Starrett. Their study takes them to Galena, Illinois, the place they speedy study that point has performed little to heal outdated conflict wounds. mistrust and betrayal appear to linger in everyone's minds, none extra so than the General's pompous son Henry. And Hattie is bound he has whatever to do with a string of surprising incidents in town—especially whilst he turns up lifeless. . .

Between her paintings for Sir Arthur, getting ready for Christmas, and unscheduled viewers from her prior, Hattie hardly ever has time to enquire a homicide, yet quickly she is misplaced in a labyrinth of secrets and techniques and deceit that ends up in extra questions than solutions. Henry had a knack for locating difficulty and making enemies, and there's no scarcity of suspects--including Sir Arthur. Now, Hattie needs to discover the reality whereas retaining her civility in a such a lot uncivil scenario. . .

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"Delightful. . .cozy enthusiasts will eagerly watch for Hattie's subsequent adventure." --Publishers Weekly

"This ancient comfortable debut showcases the author's excellent learn. Readers should be involved. . .this is a hot beginning." --Library Journal

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So now she read New Thought literature, and was sure that she was becoming spiritual, and said that she was no longer concerned to be fashionably dressed, and to meet smart people and play cards for high stakes; but of course she only partly meant it, and couldn’t practice it too strenuously—because that would have hurt the feelings of her smart friends! XIV Lanny went off thinking about dreams. Someone has remarked that we are all insane for one-third of our lives; and here was the subconscious mind of Beauty Budd, taking her imagined troubles and weaving them into an elaborate web of fiction which might bring her close to real insanity.

He had to be sly as the serpent and watchful as the tiger on the hunt; every word had to be studied, every gesture, every facial expression, and many a time he had known that his life depended upon his shrewdness. For these persons were killers and the hirers of killers—and not merely in Germany and Italy and Spain, their own lands, but here in France, and even before the war had broken out. To turn traitor and menace them could mean not merely death but cruel torture preceding it. And when, after these fashionable forays, Lanny would come back to the family nest, even then he was not free; even then Duty, stern daughter of the voice of God, controlled his life.

She came on every occasion to visit at Bienvenu and watch Parsifal give “treatments” to other persons, and now and then receive one herself. He resolved to be very busy with picture deals, and to have urgent engagements in London and New York, regardless of war. Nobody could fail to be interested in such a story—not even a sixteen-year-old miss who had just acquired a religion. Lanny clenched his hands and resolved that he wasn’t even going to look at this girl; he wasn’t going to be left alone with her, either outside in the moonlight or inside in any cosy nook; he wasn’t going to dance with her, or even go swimming unless others went along.

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