Letter From Home (Mass Market)

By Carolyn Hart

Berkley, 9780425198827, 272pp.

Publication Date: October 5, 2004

List Price: 7.99*
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“Bittersweet...Set in a small-town America that lives only in memory, this artfully narrated whodunit observes the residents of an unnamed Oklahoma hamlet over the hot and dusty summer of 1944 as they ration their food, count their war dead and turn on their neighbors.”—TheNew York Times Book Review

World-renowned journalist G.G. Gilman does her best not to think of the past. But one day she gets a letter—sent from the small Oklahoma town where she grew up—that brings it all back. Memories of people she had once known and loved dearly—and of the sultry summer when her life changed forever...

About the Author

An accomplished master of mystery, Carolyn Hart is the New York Times bestselling author of more than fifty-five novels of mystery and suspense including the Bailey Ruth Ghost Novels and the Death on Demand Mysteries. Her books have won multiple Agatha, Anthony, and Macavity awards. She has also been honored with the Amelia Award for significant contributions to the traditional mystery from Malice Domestic and was named a Grand Master by the Mystery Writers of America. One of the founders of Sisters in Crime, Hart lives in Oklahoma City, where she enjoys mysteries, walking in the park, and cats. She and her husband, Phil, serve as staff—cat owners will understand—to brother and sister brown tabbies.

Praise For Letter From Home

“Hart has created a fabulous two-in-one: an excellent mystery and the poignant memoirs of her heroine, Gretchen Grace Gilman...The obviously well-researched history draws the reader into this atypical whodunit. Characters are Steinbeck vivid, as is the sense of time and place. Hart masterfully portrays an American small town during WWII.”—Publishers Weekly (starred review)

“[R]eaders...will be touched by Gretchen’s bruising encounters with wartime morality and Hart’s...rendition of rationing, manless households, and feminine gumption.”—Kirkus Reviews

“In Letter From Home the scene of the crime is bygone days in small-town Oklahoma. It took me back to my own boyhood and just such a summer...You’ll enjoy it.”—New York Times bestselling author Tony Hillerman