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Dead March

(1998)
(The first book in the Civil War series)
A novel by

 
 
A dazzling debut that will appeal to Civil War buffs as well as fans of mysteries, medical thrillers, and historical fiction

Dead March is the first in an exciting new mystery series that takes place during the Civil War. It is the spring of 1861. Though the War Between the States is in its infancy, Richmond, Virginia, is not free of violent death, as two astute and courageous women from opposite ends of society discover when a grave is robbed, yielding the murdered body of a young slave woman. The silk scarf left carelessly with her body leads to suspects from every echelon of Richmond society--and to more deaths. Narcissa Powers, a young white widow, begins to investigate and is soon aided by Judah Daniel, a free black herbalist and conjure woman. As the War's casualties begin to pour into the city and the "Dead March" echoes through the streets, the mystery deepens, and Narcissa and Judah must risk their lives to find the killer--or killers--and save the life of an innocent child. With its well-paced suspense and fascinating characters, Dead March is both an elegant mystery and a moving evocation of the Old South.

"This highly auspicious debut is marked by McMillan's. . . first-rate mystery plot and by her penetrating analysis of the era's Southern culture." --Publishers Weekly

"This is a book you'll have trouble putting down." --Richmond Times Dispatch

Genre: Mystery

Praise for this book

"What an intriguing trio! I do hope they're enlisted for the duration." - Margaret Maron


Used availability for Ann McMillan's Dead March

Hardback Editions

September 1999 : USA Library Binding
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Title: Dead March
Author(s): Ann McMillan
ISBN: 0-613-29222-7 / 978-0-613-29222-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tandem Library
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September 1998 : USA Hardback
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Title: Dead March (Civil War Mysteries)
Author(s): Ann McMillan
ISBN: 0-670-88147-3 / 978-0-670-88147-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Viking Adult
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Paperback Editions

August 1999 : UK Paperback
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Title: Dead March: A Civil War Mystery
Author(s): Ann McMillan
ISBN: 0-14-028020-0 / 978-0-14-028020-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin
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Audio Editions

1999 : USA Audio Cassette
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Title: Dead March: A Civil War Mystery
Author(s): Anne McMillan
ISBN: 0-7366-4417-2 / 978-0-7366-4417-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Books on Tape
Availability: Amazon   


Kindle Editions

August 2012 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Dead March (Civil War Mysteries Book 1)
Author(s): Ann McMillan
Publisher: Page One Inc.
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