A Lack of Temperance by Anna Loan-Wilsey
(Hattie Davish Mysteries)

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Cozy fans will eagerly await Hattie’s next adventure.
-Publishers Weekly

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From Anna Loan-Wilsey comes the first installment of a new historical mystery series featuring Hattie Davish, a traveling secretary who arrives in a small Ozark town only to discover her new employer has disappeared. . .

On the eve of the heated presidential election of 1892, Miss Hattie Davish arrives in Eureka Springs, Arkansas, a scenic resort town where those without the scent of whiskey on their breath have the plight of temperance on their tongues. Summoned for her services as a private secretary, Hattie is looking forward to exploring the hills, indulging her penchant for botany--and getting to know the town's handsome doctor. But it's hard to get her job done with her employer nowhere to be found. . .

An army of unassuming women wielding hatchets have descended on the quiet Ozark village, destroying every saloon in their path--and leaving more than a few enemies in their wake. So when their beloved leader, Mother Trevelyan, is murdered, it's easy to point fingers. Now that she's working for a dead woman, Hattie turns to her trusty typewriter to get to the truth. And as she follows a trail of cryptic death threats, she'll come face to face with a killer far more dangerous than the Demon Rum. . .

"A wonderful read from a welcome addition to the genre. This one shouldn't be missed--it has it all!" --Emily Brightwell

 

About Anna Loan-Wilsey

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Anna Loan-Wilsey is a librarian and information specialist and tracks down information every day that helps to solve mysteries. Eureka Springs is one of her favorite getaway spots. She is currently working on her second Hattie Davish "Have Typewriter Will Travel" mystery to be set in Galena, Illinois. She has earned her B.A. at Wells College and had several poems published in their literary magazine, The Chronicle.
 
Published September 25, 2012 by Kensington. 273 pages
Genres: History, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction. Fiction
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Publishers Weekly

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on Aug 13 2012

Cozy fans will eagerly await Hattie’s next adventure.

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There is a good sense of time and place in this debut mystery, and Hattie Davish is an engaging amateur sleuth.

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There is a good sense of time and place in this debut mystery, and Hattie Davish is an engaging amateur sleuth.

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