Working Murder (Clara Gamadge Mystery, Book 1) by Eleanor Boylan

By Eleanor Boylan

Clara Gamadge places down the telephone with a tremor of pleasure. just a 12 months in the past that decision may have come to her husband, talented sleuth Henry Gamadge. Now Henry is useless, and Clara is summoned to accommodate the newest convulsion in an previous family members tragedy.
Haunted through the never-explained disappearance fifty years in the past of her stunning daughter, Ellen, Clara's Aunt may perhaps ignores a kindly nameless letter advising her to permit Ellen leisure, or dwell, in peace -- and all of sudden dies. And so starts off Clara's first solo case, a sad, twisting story that winds some distance into the earlier -- again to Prohibition, sour relations feuds, mystery amorous affairs, and a adored, guffawing woman.

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