The Darling Dahlias and the Texas Star

By Susan Wittig Albert
(Berkley Prime Crime, Hardcover, 9780425260586, 304pp.)

Publication Date: September 3, 2013

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Description
National bestselling author Susan Wittig Albert returns to the small town of Darling, Alabama, in the 1930s where the Darling Dahlias, the colorful ladies of a garden club, are anything but shrinking violets when it comes to rooting out criminals
The Texas Star herself Miss Lily Dare, the fastest woman in the world is bringing her Dare Devils Flying Circus to Darling. Unfortunately, she's also bringing a whole lot of trouble. As the Dahlias prepare for the annual Watermelon Festival where they will present the famous female aviatrix with her own Texas Star hibiscus rumors are flying.
Dahlias president Liz Lacy learns from newspaperman Charlie Dickens that Miss Dare has been threatened and her plane sabotaged. Apparently the bold and beautiful barnstormer has made plenty of enemies. And is it possible she may even be involved with the husband of one of Darling's local ladies?
And speaking of wings, the new cook at Myra May's Darling Diner can fry a chicken andwhip up a sweet potato meringue pie like nobody's business. But why is she keeping her past such a mystery?
As the Texas Star barnstorms into town, Liz and Verna Tidwell offer to help bring down a saboteur who may be propelled by revenge. Before it's all over, there will be plenty of black eyes and dark secrets revealed
Includes Southern-Style Depression-Era Recipes



About the Author
Susan Wittig Albert grew up in Illinois, earned her PhD from the University of California at Berkeley, and served as an English professor and university administrator at the University of Texas, Tulane University, and Texas State University. A New York Times bestselling author, she has written over fifty mysteries in four different series, as well as other adult fiction, nonfiction, and books for young adults. She lives with her husband, Bill, on thirty-one acres in the Texas Hill Country, where she writes, reads, and pursues her other passions: gardening, raising chickens, and doing needlework. She is the founder of the Story Circle Network, an international organization dedicated to helping women tell their stories.
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