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An Untimely Frost

(2016)
(The first book in the Lilly Long Mysteries series)
A novel by

 
 
Solving crimes is not a dress rehearsal.

Chicago, 1881. The idea of a female detective is virtually unheard of. But when famed crime buster Allan Pinkerton opens his agency's doors to a handful of women, one intrepid actress with her own troubled past is driven to defy convention and take on a new and dangerous role.

Since the age of 11, when her mother was murdered, the life of the theater is all Lilly Long has known. Now 22, she has blossomed into an accomplished Shakespearean actress. But after her innocence - and her savings - are taken from her by a seductive scoundrel, Lilly vows to leave the stage, enter the real world, and save others from a similar fate. Following in the footsteps of the country's first female detective, Lilly persuades Allan Pinkerton to take her on.

Lilly's acting skills are a perfect fit for her real-life role as a Pinkerton operative. But her first case is a baptism by fire as she is sent to the small town of Vandalia to solve the mystery of a pastor who disappeared with his family - and the church's funds. When Lilly arrives, she finds the mere mention of the reverend's name provokes enmity or suspicious silence. Shadowed by a second Pinkerton agent with an agenda of his own, Lilly begins to uncover Vandalia's sordid secrets. But she'll have to deliver the performance of a lifetime to survive the final act of this drama.

Genre: Historical Mystery

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Paperback Editions

July 2016 : USA Paperback
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Title: An Untimely Frost (Lilly Long Mysteries)
Author(s): Penny Richards
ISBN: 1-4967-0602-1 / 978-1-4967-0602-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Kensington
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Audio Editions

July 2016 : USA Audio CD
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Title: An Untimely Frost: A Lilly Long Mystery (Lilly Long Mysteries, Book 1)
Author(s): Penny Richards
ISBN: 1-5047-2877-7 / 978-1-5047-2877-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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July 2016 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: An Untimely Frost: A Lilly Long Mystery (Lilly Long Mysteries, Book 1)
Author(s): Penny Richards
ISBN: 1-5047-2876-9 / 978-1-5047-2876-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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July 2016 : USA Audio edition
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Title: An Untimely Frost: The Lilly Long Mysteries, Book 1
Author(s): Penny Richards
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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July 2016 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: An Untimely Frost: The Lilly Long Mysteries, Book 1
Author(s): Penny Richards
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Availability: Amazon CA   


July 2016 : UK Audio edition
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Title: An Untimely Frost: The Lilly Long Mysteries, Book 1
Author(s): Penny Richards
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

July 2016 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: An Untimely Frost (Lilly Long Mysteries Book 1)
Author(s): Penny Richards
Publisher: Kensington Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU