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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (462 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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From the national bestselling author of the China Bayles mysteries comes the second novel in a series featuring the ladies of a garden club in Darling, Alabama, who also dabble in digging through clues: the Darling Dahlias.

As Darling’s town librarian is fond of saying: “Naked Ladies is not a respectable name for a plant.” A lily by any other name would certainly smell as sweet—and look just as beautiful as the Naked Ladies decorating Miss Hamer’s lawn. But now it seems that Miss Hamer’s house may also be home to naked ladies of a different sort. Rumors sprout that the elderly recluse’s visiting niece and her friend are actually the Naughty and Nice Sisters from the Ziegfield Frolic, who specialize in dancing nearly naked.

When a well-dressed man from Chicago arrives, asking about the mysterious ladies, the Dahlias begin to suspect it may be more than modesty that’s causing both women to lie low. Someone is covering up something sinister, and the Dahlias must begin digging around for the truth.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Literate and well researched.”

    Kirkus Reviews

  • “Colorful characters and evocative period details will keep cozy fans absorbed.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “This second outing for the Darling Dahlias is a bit more streamlined than the first, as the author focuses on only a few of the members. Albert is an expert at mixing clues with character-developing subplots, resulting in a leisurely pace and an engrossing narrative. The period details are meticulously researched, the floral tidbits are informative and the conclusion contains a few surprises.”

    Romantic Times

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Gayle B | 2/20/2014

    " Love the time period and the characters. Enjoyable, quick read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Shirley | 2/6/2014

    " Just started it this evening. Good so far. Plot is a little flimsy, but I like the characters. Many snickers when Libby deals with her mother. Pleasant way to spend some time. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Elaine Neal | 1/13/2014

    " Charming little cozy read. Have to say it was like Mayberry in the Andy Griffith Show, except during the Depression of the 30's. No wonder the town is named Darling! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Janice | 12/30/2013

    " I liked the second book better than the first in this new series, probably because I was comfortable with the characters after having just read the first book! There is an advantage to waiting for book two before reading book one...in some cases. Enjoyed the characters and still fun reading about the 30's. "Big Berta, a 1920 green Chevrolet touring car, was ten years old and on her fifth set of tires and her second carburator, but she still had a good many miles left in her. Driving was pleasant because the canvas-topped touring car had no side curtains, admitting a breeze." I just liked thinking about that, a much simplier time, one could fix a car themselves; no computers on board! No side curtains could have admitted flying things and of course, and there were no paved roads in this town in the 30's so driving was leisurely but still faster than walking or biking. "

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