Sweet and Lowdown
- Thalia Press
- Susan Claybrook
- File Size:
- ~ 500 MB
- Listen to first chapter
Sweet and Lowdown is the second book of the Doris Lennox Mysteries.
Europe is at War. Nazi bombers are hammering London. Wendell Willkie is giving Roosevelt a run for his money. In Kansas City, Dorie Lennox and her partner Amos Haddam are trying to keep the blond and beautiful Thalia Hines from destroying herself. It’s not easy. The girl has every reason to escape the cold stone mansion where her mother lies dying. Eveline Hines is a decorated war hero during the First World War. Now she’s struggling to protect her only daughter from men who lust over her inheritance even more than her curves. In the rich milieu of a bygone time, an America preparing for war provides color for the intimate portrait of a powerful woman bearing witness to the destruction of all she loves. For the Hines family, nothing will ever be the same in this powerful story of maternal love and family secrets, and the disastrous attempts to mingle them.
Sweet and Lowdown is a historical mystery full of darkness and peculiar heartache of the wayward child, a story that will stay with the reader long after the book is closed.
Cover background image: Alejandra Mavroski – Flickr – CC-BY
First Line"Who are you?" "Your new parole officer, Wilma Vunnell. Please take a seat."
ReviewsMcClendon lightly handles all the threads, using a taut, staccato style that perfectly complements her edgy, skittish heroine. ("She lighted a Lucky and leaned against the wall by the ladies' lounge. She'd seen the inside of too many nightclubs. In the dark, where anything can happen, and usually did.") The author masterfully evokes the period, from details of dress to a rally for Wendell Willkie. This is a book to be savored read it too fast and you might miss something. -- Publishers Weekly
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More Metadata!Iambik Audio ISBN: 9781926673820
Iambik Audio Publication Date: Oct 27, 2011
Print ISBN: 9780981944296
Print Publication Date: Mar 15, 2011
Audio Distribution Rights: Worldwide
Keywords/tags: Female detective, murder, Nazi, Race, relationship, world war, World War II