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An Untimely Frost: Lily Long Mysteries #1

Penny Richards

ISBN 9781496706027
Publish Date 7/26/2016
Format Trade Paperback
Categories Historical, Historical, Kensington, Hobby Reads, Fresh Voices, New Series

In 1881 Chicago, 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 eleven, when her mother was murdered, the life of the theater is all Lilly Long has known. Now twenty-two, 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.

About Penny Richards :

Penny Richards sold her first book in 1983 and has written over forty well-received books, mostly contemporary romances. She now writes historical mystery and inspirational historical romance. Penny lives in Arkansas, where she is hard at work on the next Lilly Long Mystery.

Visit Penny at pennyrichardswrites.com; on Facebook at facebook.com/Penny-Richards-Author, and follow her at twitter.com/pennyRwrites.


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