Sweet and Lowdown by Lise McClendon
a swing town mystery for the young at heart (Dorie Lennox Mysteries)

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Europe is at War. Nazi bombers are hammering London. Wendell Willkie is giving Roosevelt a run for his money. In Kansas City, Dorie Lennox and her partner Amos Haddam are trying to keep the blond and beautiful Thalia Hines from destroying herself. It's not easy. The girl has every reason to escape the cold stone mansion where her mother lies dying. Eveline Hines is a decorated war hero during the First World War. Now she's struggling to protect her only daughter from men who lust over her inheritance even more than her curves. In the rich milieu of a bygone time, an America preparing for war provides color for the intimate portrait of a powerful woman bearing witness to the destruction of all she loves. For the Hines family, nothing will ever be the same in this powerful story of maternal love and family secrets, and the disastrous attempts to mingle them.
Sweet and Lowdown is a historical mystery full of darkness and peculiar heartache of the wayward child, a story that will stay with the reader long after the book is closed.
 

About Lise McClendon

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Lise McClendon lives in Montana with her husband and sons.
 
Published March 15, 2011 by Thalia Press. 300 pages
Genres: History, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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