A Lack of Temperance

A Lack of Temperance

Large Print - 2014
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"On the eve of the presidential election of 1892, Miss Hattie Davish, a traveling secretary, arrives in Eureka Springs, Arkansas, to discover her new employer, the leader of a temperance group, has been murdered. 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"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: Thorndike, Maine : Center Point Large Print, 2014.
Edition: Large print ed.
ISBN: 9781628993448
1628993448
Branch Call Number: LOAN-WILS A LP
Characteristics: 358 p. (large print) ; 23 cm.

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Sep 02, 2014

The author has created a terrific female protagonist in Miss Hattie Davish, a self-described "lady typewriter" or traveling secretary. Expert typist, amateur botanist and keen social observer, Hattie calls upon all her training and talents to solve murders while fulfilling her professional duties. Set in the fashionable resort town of Eureka Springs AR, "A Lack of Temperance" combines historical fact, social commentary and satisfying plotting with the appealing personality of Hattie Davish, her mentor and employer, Sir Arthur Windom-Green, and various supporting characters. A happy find - and there are two more books in the series !

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