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A Lack of Temperance

(2011)
(The first book in the Hattie Davish Mysteries series)
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From Anna Loan-Wilsey comes the first installment of a new historical mystery series featuring Hattie Davish, a traveling secretary who arrives in a small Ozark town only to discover her new employer has disappeared. . .On the eve of the heated presidential election of 1892, Miss Hattie Davish arrives in Eureka Springs, Arkansas, a scenic resort town where those without the scent of whiskey on their breath have the plight of temperance on their tongues. Summoned for her services as a private secretary, Hattie is looking forward to exploring the hills, indulging her penchant for botany--and getting to know the town's handsome doctor. But it's hard to get her job done with her employer nowhere to be found. . .An army of unassuming women wielding hatchets have descended on the quiet Ozark village, destroying every saloon in their path--and leaving more than a few enemies in their wake. So when their beloved leader, Mother Trevelyan, is murdered, it's easy to point fingers. Now that she's working for a dead woman, Hattie turns to her trusty typewriter to get to the truth. And 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. . . "A wonderful read from a welcome addition to the genre. This one shouldn't be missed--it has it all!" --Emily Brightwell

Genre: Cozy Mystery

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"A wonderful read from a welcome addition to the genre. This one shouldn't be" - Emily Brightwell


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Hardback Editions

November 2014 : USA Library Binding
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Title: A Lack of Temperance (Hattie Davish Mysteries)
Author(s): Anna Loan-Wilsey
ISBN: 1-62899-344-8 / 978-1-62899-344-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Center Point
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Paperback Editions

September 2012 : USA Paperback
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Title: A Lack of Temperance (A Hattie Davish Mystery)
Author(s): Anna Loan-Wilsey
ISBN: 0-7582-7634-6 / 978-0-7582-7634-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Kensington Books
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September 2012 : Paperback
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Title: [(A Lack of Temperance)] [Author: Anna Loan-Wilsey] published on (September, 2012)
Author(s): Anna Loan-Wilsey
Publisher: Kensington Publishing
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Kindle Editions

October 2011 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: A Lack of Temperance (A Hattie Davish Mystery Book 1)
Author(s): Anna Loan-Wilsey
Publisher: Kensington Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU