A Lack of Temperance

A Lack of Temperance

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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. . .
Publisher: New York : Kensington Publishing Corp., 2012.
ISBN: 9780758279958
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc
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Sep 02, 2014

The author has created a terrific female protagonist in Miss Hattie Davish, a self-described "lady typewriter" or traveling secretary. Expert typist, amateur botanist and keen social observer, Hattie calls upon all her training and talents to solve murders while fulfilling her professional duties. Set in the fashionable resort town of Eureka Springs AR, "A Lack of Temperance" combines historical fact, social commentary and satisfying plotting with the appealing personality of Hattie Davish, her mentor and employer, Sir Arthur Windom-Green, and various supporting characters. A happy find - and there are two more books in the series !

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