Ethel Bradley thinks someone is trying to kill her, but doesn't know who or why. She enlists the help of her childhood friend, Lady Elsmere, but Lady Elsmere has troubles of her own in the form of a ne'er-do-well English nephew who's trying to steal her estate. Both women turn to Josiah Reynolds, who has just returned from New York. Josiah calls Detective Goetz who recommends a shamus named Walter Neff. Walter and Josiah scour the Bluegrass for answers that turn out to be deadly. To make matters worse for Josiah, Fred O'nan is a free man and gunning for her. Josiah, full of sass and vinegar, meets these challenges head on with the support of her friends, Franklin and Matt. Will Josiah be thwarted this time? Kentucky can be a cruel mistress to the those wanting justice and exacts a high price for it. Sometimes the "dark and bloody ground" demands double indemnity. This is something Josiah knows very well. Very well indeed.
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I am sure glad I have read and enjoyed this author's story.
I look forward to reading more!
Short abrupt story lines. Not my style.
Yes, more please!
Oh my word, this lady is so FUN!! I loved the hilarious banter of the characters. I love that the heroine of the story isn't another late twenties/early thirties 'humble' bombshell who struggles with deciding between men while working on their case. I love that this all takes place in the South. And I love all the references to previous books in the series, just enough to peak my interest to do a little time traveling back to Book 1. Great job with Josiah, I'll be coming back for more!