The Darling Dahlias and the Naked Ladies (Darling Dahlias Mysteries)
Susan Wittig Albert
A brand-new secret within the "exceptional" (Booklist) sequence by means of the nationwide bestselling writer.
Rumors are sprouting in Depression-era Darling, Alabama. The town's most recent viewers, Nona Jean Jamison and omit Lake, could be the Naughty and great Sisters from the Ziegfeld Frolic, who concentrate on dancing approximately bare.
The Dahlias suspect greater than modesty while Nona denies her organization. they will need to dig via clues to get to the foundation of the mystery...
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Or Mr. Churchill could were. Her liked fiancé used to be a long-ago dream, the Magnolia girls have been the sisters she had by no means had, and her relatives historical past used to be by way of now simply that: background. while Bessie received domestic from the Dahlias’ assembly, she went upstairs and altered into the grey cotton paintings costume and outdated footwear that she wore within the backyard, then took a couple of clippers and went out to deadhead the roses. The peaches from the bushes close to the again fence have been already of their jars within the cellar,.
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