Famed Director and Producer, Milton Halsey Gosset, Shot Dead in Angels of Mercy, a Cozy Historical Mystery from Alice Duncan
--1926, Los Angeles, CA--
Former Boston Brahmin Mercy Allcutt is excited to be renting suites of rooms to deserving working women in her new Bunker Hill home. She considers it an act of good-heartedness, no matter how skeptical her boss, private investigator Ernie Templeton, is about her endeavor.
When her housekeeper's son is arrested for the murder of a Hollywood big-wig, Mercy presses Ernie to solve the case. She's positive Calvin Buck is innocent. Ernie tells her he'll do his best but she's not entirely convinced he means it, so she does some snooping on her own.
In the meantime, Mercy not only takes driving lessons from Ernie, she discovers there's more to being a landlady than meets the eye. One of her "Angels of Mercy" may not be what she appears. Only time, and Mercy and Ernie, will tell.
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.
Winner HOLT Medallion, Romantic Times tip pick
Two-time RT KISS Award Winner
New Mexico/Arizona Book of the Year finalist
New Mexico/Arizona Book of the Year Award winner
Romantic Times Reviewer’s Choice Nominee
"Mercy Allcutt is a delight." ~Carola Dunn
The Mercy Allcutt Mystery Series
Lost Among the Angels
Angels of Mercy
Mercy’s adventure as a landlord does not get off to the best of starts. He kind and somewhat naive nature lead her to be taken advantage of. Meanwhile her boss Ernie is hired by her new domestic staff the Bucks as their son is arrested for the latest sensational murder of a Hollywood producer. The two situations overlap to Ernie’s eternal displeasure and Mercy is enmeshed in another dangerous investigation.
This book is funny, the historical background is fantastically written the era comes alive and the mystery keeps you guessing. These books are great fun to read. The author has a great gift for this genre and if you are a fan of historical mysteries you need to check these out!
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