Synopses & Reviews
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.
You'll enjoy it. (Tony Hillerman)
In the summer of 1944, Gretchen Gilman was working as a reporter at the local newspaper. Her assignments weren't very exciting--until Faye Tatum was found dead in her own living room.
WINNER OF THE AGATHA AWARD FOR BEST NOVEL
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..."
In this "Publishers Weekly" Best Book of the Year, set in the summer of 1944, journalist Gretchen Gilman gets a letter from her small Oklahoma hometown, which brings back memories of the people she had once known. But this summer, life there will change forever.
About the Author
Carolyn Hart is the author of Death on Demand and the Henrie O series. Her books have won the Agatha, the Anthony and Macavity awards. She was a founding member and is a former president of Sisters in Crime. Her most recent title is Sugar Plum Dead.