A Lack of Temperance (Hattie Davish Mystery, Book 1) by Anna Loan-Wilsey

By Anna Loan-Wilsey

From Anna Loan-Wilsey comes the 1st installment of a brand new ancient secret sequence that includes Hattie Davish, a touring secretary who arrives in a small Ozark city in simple terms to find her new supplier has disappeared. . .

On the eve of the heated presidential election of 1892, pass over Hattie Davish arrives in Eureka Springs, Arkansas, a scenic inn city the place these with no the odor of whiskey on their breath have the plight of temperance on their tongues. Summoned for her companies as a personal secretary, Hattie is calling ahead to exploring the hills, indulging her penchant for botany—and studying the town's good-looking surgeon. yet it's tough to get her activity performed together with her enterprise nowhere to be discovered. . .

An military of unassuming girls wielding hatchets have descended at the quiet Ozark village, destroying each saloon of their path--and leaving various enemies of their wake. So whilst their loved chief, mom Trevelyan, is murdered, it's effortless to indicate hands. Now that she's operating for a lifeless lady, Hattie turns to her trusty typewriter to get to the reality. And as she follows a path of cryptic dying threats, she'll come nose to nose with a killer way more harmful than the Demon Rum. . .

"A terrific learn from a welcome boost to the style. This one shouldn't be missed--it has it all!" --Emily Brightwell

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What can I do? ” “We have to do something. ” 30 Lori Copeland He looked at her, shaking his head with disbelief. “Hasn’t it sunk in yet? We’re not getting out of here. The jail is too tight, the sheriff is too crooked. ” “Pooh. ” After all, yesterday when her circumstances looked bleak, God had rescued her. He still looked out for her, didn’t He? If only Abigail were here—she’d figure a way out of this. They glanced up as the front door opened again. An unkempt man entered this time, followed by a black man.

Anne-Marie glanced over her shoulder to find Creed already damp and cold. The buckboard rattled to a stop, the door to the shanty opened, and the barrel of a shotgun appeared. ” a gravelly voice demanded. “It’s me, Anne-Marie, Eulalie! ” My Heart Stood Still 41 The barrel of the gun vanished and the door immediately swung open. “One of the McDougal young’uns? ” A scarecrow of an old woman shuffled onto the porch and made her way down the rickety steps. Anne-Marie counted three sweaters and a heavy coat the woman was wearing—plus overalls and work boots.

Eulalie met his eyes, understanding passing between them. “It’s not necessary for you to sleep out there. ” “Suit yourself. ” Shuffling to the stove, Eulalie took the lid off a pot and drew in the smell of the steamy contents. “Better have a bite to eat before you go. ” Giving Anne-Marie a cursory nod, he strode quickly out the door, latching it behind him. The occupants of the shanty settled down for the night. Eulalie provided a skirt and worn feed-sack blouse, and Anne-Marie gratefully shed the disguise before she made herself a pallet beside the bed.

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