Famed Gossip Columnist Murdered at Séance in Angels Flight, a Historical Cozy Mystery from Alice Duncan
--1926, Los Angeles, CA--
Mercy Allcutt is thrilled with her new job as secretary to private investigator Ernie Templeton—until she opens the door and discovers her mother on the doorstep.
Known to her friends as Honoria and to her daughters as the Wrath of God, Mrs. Allcutt is the last person on earth whom Mercy wants to see--barring a couple of cold-blooded murderers she’s met in the past few weeks.
But more surprises lay ahead for the aspiring sleuth: a couple of phony spiritualists, a Hollywood gossip columnist who gets bumped off during a séance, a semi-famous starlet, and several other colorful characters. Soon Mercy finds herself in very deep waters indeed.
Publisher Note: Readers who enjoy cozy mysteries in historical settings are sure to appreciate the Mercy Allcutt series set in 1920s Los Angeles, California. No vulgarity or explicit sex for those who appreciate a clean and wholesome read.
The Mercy Allcutt Mystery Series
Lost Among the Angels
Angels of Mercy
Spiritualism, mothers and murder...
Poor Mercy gets the shock of her young life when her mother shows up unannounced on Chloe’s doorstep. She’s left their father and has moved in with the sisters and Chloe’s husband for the foreseeable future. A real battleaxe the girls live in terror of. Mercy throws herself into her work and the problem of friend Francis Easthorpe who ironically is having mother problems of his own. His is caught up in the wave of spiritualism and he fears the duo is taking advantage of a gullible woman. When Ernie Mercy’s PI boss refuses the case she offers her help. When a murder occurs at the seance a wonderfully tangled case begins for Mercy and for our reading enjoyment. Another delightful work by Alice Duncan! Very much looking forward to future installments of this series!
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Cute, a bit sassy, but not too sophisticated
An enjoyable enough read and interesting plot, but a bit light on the historical references for my taste! Worth the time though!