Anything But Civil by Anna Loan-Wilsey
(Hattie Darvish Mysteries)

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Traveling secretary Hattie Davish and her trusty typewriter alight on a small town in Illinois, where the Civil War may long be over, but certain mysteries refuse to be buried. . .

Hattie Davish is delighted to be ably assisting her wealthy employer, Sir Arthur Windom-Greene, an English scholar who is fluent in Civil War history and hard at work putting together a definitive biography of General Cornelius Starrett. Their research takes them to Galena, Illinois, where they quickly learn that time has done little to heal old battle wounds. Distrust and betrayal seem to linger in everyone's minds, none more so than the General's pompous son Henry. And Hattie is certain he has something to do with a string of bizarre incidents in town--especially when he turns up dead. . .

Between her work for Sir Arthur, preparing for Christmas, and unscheduled visitors from her past, Hattie hardly has time to investigate a murder, but soon she is lost in a labyrinth of secrets and deceit that leads to more questions than answers. Henry had a knack for finding trouble and making enemies, and there's no shortage of suspects--including Sir Arthur. Now, Hattie must uncover the truth while maintaining her civility in a most uncivil situation. . .

Praise For A Lack Of Temperance

"Delightful. . .cozy fans will eagerly await Hattie's next adventure." --Publishers Weekly

"This historical cozy debut showcases the author's superb research. Readers will be fascinated. . .this is a warm beginning." --Library Journal

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 24, 2013 by Kensington. 321 pages
Genres: History, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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