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Author: Charlotte Hinger Narrator: Karen White Publisher: Blackstone Publishing Audio Length: Series:The Lottie Albright Series Release Date: March 2011 Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download ISBN: 9781481587969

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At the new frame church built at the corner of four counties in western Kansas, a strangely sinister Episcopal bishop comes to town to conduct a confirmation ceremony. Twins Lottie and Josie Albright, who are attending the ceremony to watch the confirmation of their niece, are agitated by the bishop's scathing sermon. And their pastor, Reverend Mary Farnsworth, has fled to the anteroom after dropping the chalice during communion. Josie, being a psychologist, lingers after the service in hopes of comforting Reverend Mary, but Lottie immediately orders her sister to leave when they discover Reverend Mary's dead body. Lottie, left alone with Bishop Talesbury, is frightened by the bishop's strange rituals for disposing of the spilled wine, but as deputy sheriff, she is duty bound to attend to the death.

Back at the county-wide picnic,an elderly lady tells Lottie that a man kneeling next to Reverend Mary during the service had scared her into a heart attack. Worried this was not a natural death, Lottie calls in other law-enforcement agencies. She soon learns that their beloved Reverend Mary was a woman without a past and that the rogue bishop has unexpected ties to western Kansas. A sheriff from an adjacent county, unaware that Josie is an FBI consultant, assumes that seizing control of the investigation will be easy and instead arouses the wrath of the twins. Although they are used to double trouble, nothing has prepared them for the malevolence that is stirred up by the death, by some old documents that Lottie uncovers, and by the reemergence of some murderous, century-old rivalries.

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  • “A whodunit that will keep the reader turning the pages until the dramatic conclusion.”

    - Publishers Weekly
  • “Hinger draws readers into the small-town atmosphere of rural Kansas with an intriguing tale that links current events to old rivalries. Readers will be waiting for Lottie’s next case.”

    - Booklist
  • “The complex threads of the investigation and the viciously mean-spirited actions of the Deal family add to the electrically charged atmosphere and create drama in this unusual and well-written sequel to Deadly Descent.”

    - Library Journal
  • “Lottie’s second case is a worthy successor to Deadly Descent. Deftly drawn characters and a complicated but believable mystery leave you yearning for more.”

    - Kirkus Reviews

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  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " well, it kept me interested right up to the end, but this was just a little too farfetched for me. this was second in the series, I will probably look for the first "

    - Jan, 12/28/2012
  • Overall Performance: 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5

    " I didn't know "Western Kansas" was an actual destination! This book about a female law enforcement officer in the boonies just didn't ring true. "

    - Mary, 6/7/2012
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " I didn't think I would like this cozy as much as I did. The fact that the characters were interesting and the plot was a little different than what I'm used to were certainly factors. I'm looking forward to reading the next one. "

    - Elizabeth, 10/26/2011
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Just finished this tonight. Kept me guessing until the end. Since I like genealogy, I also enjoy the use of family history and the Kansas history I learned in this novel. "

    - Dianne, 9/24/2011
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " I liked it a lot. I plan to read more in this series. "

    - Deedeebee, 7/14/2011

About the Author

Charlotte Hinger is a historian, novelist, and nonfiction author of articles on contemporary and historical issues in the rural west. She was the editor of two comprehensive hardcover volumes of family and county histories and is a member of Phi Alpha Theta, the National History Honor Society. She has served on the board of the Kansas State Historical Society and is on the editorial board of Heritage of the Great Plains, published by Emporia State University. Her debut novel, Come Spring, won the Western Writers of America Medicine Pipe Bearer Award.

About the Narrator

Karen White has been narrating audiobooks of all genres since 1999. Honored to be included in AudioFile’s Best Voices, she’s also a four-time Audie Finalist and has earned multiple AudioFile Earphones Awards and Library Journal starred reviews.