Deadly Descent

Deadly Descent : A Lottie Albright Mystery

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Layers of deadly intrigue bind generations of families in historian Lottie Albright's Western Kansas community. When false accusations threaten senatorial candidate Brian Hadley's political career, secrets whispered to Lottie as editor of the county history books spur a personal search for his aunt's murderer.

Ignoring warnings from her twin, clinical psychologist Josie Albright, Lottie dons a badge to gain access to information. She delves into a horrifying cold case to prove her merits as a deputy and impresses Sheriff Sam Abbot with her ability to combine historical research methods and police procedure. Soon Josie and her sister add their helpful expertise in untangling the web of families bound by a lethal legacy of prideful secrets.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 292 pages
  • 140 x 216 x 17mm | 375g
  • Scottsdale, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 1:B&W 5.5 x 8.5 in or 216 x 140 mm (Demy 8vo) Perfect Bound on Creme w/Gloss Lam
  • 1590588401
  • 9781590588406
  • 2,092,538

Review quote

Publishers Weekly (07/20/2009):
"Family secrets both past and present underpin this promising mystery debut from Hinger ("Come Spring"). In compiling oral histories for a county book project, western Kansas historian Lottie Albright encounters racist attitudes in a piece by a prominent local, Zelda St. John. Yet when Fiona Hadley, Zelda's sister and mother of political hopeful Brian Hadley, demands that Zelda's contribution be suppressed, Lottie's sensibilities as a historian are offended. When Zelda and her daughter are murdered, valuable documents are stolen and anonymous letters arrive from an unbalanced individual, Lottie enlists the help of her psychologist twin sister, Josie, with whom she has an uneasy relationship. Lottie's part-time job as a sheriff's deputy, tensions within her marriage and a sensational cold case involving a dead pregnant woman cause further complications. Readers who stick with the often awkward plotting will be rewarded by a nail-biting climax, when
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110 ratings
3.53 out of 5 stars
5 15% (16)
4 39% (43)
3 33% (36)
2 13% (14)
1 1% (1)
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