A Deceptive Homecoming
by Anna Loan Wilsey
DECEPTIVE HOMECOMINGA Deceptive Homecoming
(A Hattie Davish Mystery)
Series: A Hattie Davish Mystery (Book 4)
Paperback: 304 pages
Publisher: Kensington (July 28, 2015)
E-Book ASIN: B00P53E0L2
Traveling secretary Hattie Davish is returning to her once-quiet hometown, where a deluge of deadly secrets leaves her feeling anything but welcome…
When her good friend Virginia Hayward’s father passes away, Hattie Davish rushes to her hometown of St. Joseph, Missouri. She’s looking forward to visiting the place where she grew up, even if the circumstances bringing her there are bleak. But upon her arrival, she learns that all is not well in St. Joe. Virginia is cold and distant, Frank Hayward’s death is shrouded in mystery, and a string of troubling incidents have descended on Hattie’s alma mater, Mrs. Chaplin’s School for Women. Frank was the school’s bookkeeper, and as Hattie begins investigating the bizarre goings-on, she becomes convinced that someone other than Frank was in the casket—but who? Her search for the truth takes her from the town cemetery, to the home of an infamous outlaw, to the dungeon-like tunnels beneath the State Lunatic Asylum—and brings her face-to-face with a killer bent on the deadliest lesson of all…
This was a new to me author and book. I was not disappointed. I have not read the other books in this series but I will after this read. The setting is in the 1890’s which is a time I enjoy reading about. This book had so much going on and not from just one person like some others out there. The reader can find embezzlement, arson, malpractice, murder, burglary and lies.
The readers will fall in love with this author as she knows her stuff. She will be added to my favorite Cozy author list. You will feel like you are in the book along with the characters as the descriptions are so vivid.
I would recommend this book to anyone who loves mystery or cozies.
About The Author –
As a librarian and information specialist, Anna Loan-Wilsey tracks down information every day that helps to solve mysteries. She is currently working on her next book in the Hattie Davish Mystery series. She earned her B.A. at Wells College and had several poems published in their literary magazine, The Chronicle. Readers can visit her website at www.annaloanwilsey.com.
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