Murder in Burnt Orange by Jeanne M. Dams
a Hilda Johansson Mystery (Hilda Johansson Mysteries)

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Hilda Johansson, expecting her first child and miserable in the summer heat, turns to crime investigation to occupy her mind. It’s a heat wave in more ways than one in the summer of 1905, as strikes, arson, and train wrecks threaten the fabric of civilized society in South Bend, Indiana. In the tumultuous first years of the twentieth century, anarchy seems to rule, with the assassination of an American president and labor unrest like the Anthracite Coal Strike bringing misery to millions. From St. Petersburg, Russia, to Chicago, U.S.A., the army, police, and strike-breakers battle workers in the streets, resulting in many deaths. How can a Swedish immigrant like Hilda Johansson, formerly a housemaid, possibly affect these conditions? Making deductions worthy of Sherlock Holmes-and using her own “Baker Street Irregulars"-Hilda recognizes a pattern to the disturbing events. Even though confined to her home by pregnancy, she draws from the town’s varied social strata and enlists allies to try to put an end to disruption and find justice for all. “Absorbing. . . . Well-portrayed characters and a final surprise sure to please series fans make this a winner." -Publishers Weekly
 

About Jeanne M. Dams

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writes mysteries about the Victorian and Edwardian eras. She is the Agatha-winning and Macavity-nominated author of the popular Dorothy Martin series, as well as six previous books in the Hilda Johansson historical series. She lives in South Bend, Indiana.
 
Published September 11, 2013 by Perseverance Press. 2561 pages
Genres: History, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Set in the sweltering summer of 1905 in South Bend, Ind., Dams's absorbing seventh Hilda Johansson mystery (after 2008's Indigo Christmas) finds Hilda, a Swedish immigrant who's moved up the social ladder from housemaid to lady, pregnant with her first child and restless.

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Historical Novel Society

Having read Hilda Johansson mysteries in the past, I looked forward to reviewing the seventh book in the series.

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Review: Hilda Johansson Cavanaugh is in her 6th month of an uncomfortable pregnancy.

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