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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (294 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Susan Wittig Albert Narrator: Peggity Price Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Darling Dahlias Series Release Date:
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Just in time for the Confederate Day celebration, the Darling Dahlias are ready to plant Confederate roses along the fence of the town cemetery. Miss Dorothy Rogers, club member and town librarian, is quick to point out the plant is a hibiscus...

The Confederate rose is not the only thing that isn’t what it first appears to be. Earle Scroggins, the county treasurer, has the sheriff thinking that Scroggins’ employee Verna Tidwell, who is also the Darling Dahlias’ trusted treasurer, is behind missing county funds. But Darling Dahlias president Liz Lacy is determined to prove that Verna is not a thief.

Meanwhile, Miss Rogers has discovered her own mystery—what appears to be a secret code embroidered under the cover of a pillow, the only possession she has from her grandmother. She enlists the help of a local newspaperman, who begins to suspect the family heirloom may have larger significance.

With missing money, secret codes, and the very strange behavior of one resident, Darling, Alabama, is anything but a sleepy little town...

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Albert expertly weaves three mysteries into one engaging novel…The historical detail is spot-on, and the story moves at a good pace.…A solid, well-plotted mystery with likable characters.”

    RT Book Reviews (4 stars)

  • “Charming characters, a fast-paced plot, and a strong sense of history help make this a superior cozy.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “As in the other entries in this series, the Dahlias use friendship and careful observation to resolve the crises and bring calm back to Darling. Their daily lives are evocatively created by Albert, using her extensive research into the era as well as her sensitive writing.”


  • “[An] unruffled retro whodunit…As usual, Albert plumps up her…mystery with plenty of charm and period detail.”

    Kirkus Reviews

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Lynn Holland | 2/7/2014

    " Fun, cozy mystery! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Connie | 2/5/2014

    " A delightful little mystery with a lot of home spun characters. I grew up in a small town and can surely relate to that small town feeling that everyone knows everything. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by NVTony | 2/1/2014

    " Always enjoy authors cozy mysteries. This is no exception. Especially liked historical perspective. Characters have substance & story moves without stretching into contrived. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Kitty Tomlinson | 1/19/2014

    " Vera, one of the Darling Dahlias, who works as an assistant to the county clerk at the courthouse is accused of embezzlement. Good series. "

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