Posted in Cozy, Monday, mystery on March 24, 2014

I’m highlighting a new series by author Anna Loan-Wilsey. She has kindly sent me the first two books and I’m going to be participating in a blog tour for book 3 in a few months. I can’t wait to dive into these books, but until then here is a sneak peek!

lack of temperance



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. . .


amazon buybn buy

About the Author

Anna Loan-Wilsey I live in a Victorian farmhouse in the Iowa countryside with my patient husband, inquisitive four year old daughter and my old yellow dog.  I was born and raised in Syracuse, NY but have lived in Finland, Canada and Texas. I have a BA in Biology from Wells College in Aurora, NY and a MLIS from McGill University in Montreal.  I’m a biologist, librarian, information specialist and now with the Hattie Davish Mysteries Series, a novelist.

If you want to know some more quirky and personal tidbits about me and my life, such as the fact that I once trained monkeys and drink tea every afternoon from my 19th century china collection, check out the various Q&A’s I’ve done over the past year!

Website * Facebook * Goodreads