A Lack of Temperance (A Hattie Davish Mystery)

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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 Read more Read less P.when('DynamicIframe').execute(function(DynamicIframe){ var BookDescriptionIframe = null, bookDescEncodedData = "%3Cspan%3EFrom%20Anna%20Loan-Wilsey%20comes%20the%20first%20installment%20of%20a%20new%20historical%20mystery%20series%20featuring%20Hattie%20Davish%2C%20a%20traveling%20secretary%20who%20arrives%20in%20a%20small%20Ozark%20town%20only%20to%20discover%20her%20new%20employer%20has%20disappeared.%20.%20.%3C%2Fspan%3E%3Cdiv%3E%3C%2Fdiv%3E%3Cdiv%3E%3Cdiv%3E%3Cdiv%3E%3Cbr%3EOn%20the%20eve%20of%20the%20heated%20presidential%20election%20of%201892%2C%20Miss%20Hattie%20Davish%20arrives%20in%20Eureka%20Springs%2C%20Arkansas%2C%20a%20scenic%20resort%20town%20where%20those%20without%20the%20scent%20of%20whiskey%20on%20their%20breath%20have%20the%20plight%20of%20temperance%20on%20their%20tongues.%20Summoned%20for%20her%20services%20as%20a%20private%20secretary%2C%20Hattie%20is%20looking%20forward%20to%20exploring%20the%20hills%2C%20indulging%20her%20penchant%20for%20botany--and%20getting%20to%20know%20the%20town%27s%20handsome%20doctor.%20But%20it%27s%20hard%20to%20get%20her%20job%20done%20with%20her%20employer%20nowhere%20to%20be%20found.%20.%20.%3Cbr%3E%3Cbr%3EAn%20army%20of%20unassuming%20women%20wielding%20hatchets%20have%20descended%20on%20the%20quiet%20Ozark%20village%2C%20destroying%20every%20saloon%20in%20their%20path--and%20leaving%20more%20than%20a%20few%20enemies%20in%20their%20wake.%20So%20when%20their%20beloved%20leader%2C%20Mother%20Trevelyan%2C%20is%20murdered%2C%20it%27s%20easy%20to%20point%20fingers.%20Now%20that%20she%27s%20working%20for%20a%20dead%20woman%2C%20Hattie%20turns%20to%20her%20trusty%20typewriter%20to%20get%20to%20the%20truth.%20And%20as%20she%20follows%20a%20trail%20of%20cryptic%20death%20threats%2C%20she%27ll%20come%20face%20to%20face%20with%20a%20killer%20far%20more%20dangerous%20than%20the%20Demon%20Rum.%20.%20.%3Cbr%3E%3Cbr%3E%26quot%3BA%20wonderful%20read%20from%20a%20welcome%20addition%20to%20the%20genre.%20This%20one%20shouldn%27t%20be%20missed--it%20has%20it%20all%21%26quot%3B%20--Emily%20Brightwell%3C%2Fdiv%3E", bookDescriptionAvailableHeight, minBookDescriptionInitialHeight = 112, options = {}, iframeId = "bookDesc_iframe"; function resizeCallback() { P.guardFatal("bookDescription", function() { // Get the line-height of the iframe var iframe = document.getElementById(iframeId); var iframeDocument = iframe.contentDocument; if (false && iframeDocument && iframeDocument.defaultView) { // Set the height to the number of lines specified var numLines = parseInt(0, 10); // Get the line-height of the iframe var iframeContent = iframeDocument.getElementById("iframeContent"); // Compute the line height var lineHeight = iframeDocument.defaultView.getComputedStyle(iframeContent, null).getPropertyValue("line-height"); // Parse the line height lineHeight = parseFloat(lineHeight); bookDescriptionAvailableHeight = Math.round(lineHeight * numLines); } else { var bdOffsetTop = document.getElementById("bookDescription_feature_div").offsetTop; var imageBlockOffsetTop = document.getElementById("booksImageBlock_feature_div").offsetTop; var imageBlockHeight = document.getElementById("booksImageBlock_feature_div").offsetHeight; bookDescriptionAvailableHeight =

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