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Author:
Charlotte Hinger
ISBN13:
978-1590586457
ISBN:
159058645X
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Publisher:
Poisoned Pen Press; 1 edition (September 1, 2009)
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Subcategory:
Mystery
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1354 kb
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Rating:
4.5
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412

With Deadly Descent, Charlotte Hinger again displays her deft and amazing talents as an accomplished novelist, this time in the mystery genre. Her characters sparkle with credibility, and the tension in this complex, compelling and often lyrical story is mesmerizing

With Deadly Descent, Charlotte Hinger again displays her deft and amazing talents as an accomplished novelist, this time in the mystery genre. Her characters sparkle with credibility, and the tension in this complex, compelling and often lyrical story is mesmerizing. Lottie Albright is a central character you will not soon forget. I hope we see this wonderful new character from one of our most gifted and multi-faceted writers again. I can't wait to see what tension filled tangles Lottie might unravel in the future!

Deadly Descent’ by Charlotte Hinger is a mystery thriller which moves with steady detailed steps as the tension twists and twists like a screw being slowly turned.

Deadly Descent’ by Charlotte Hinger is a mystery thriller which moves with steady detailed steps as the tension twists and twists like a screw being slowly turned. A first murder is followed rap It all begins when West Kansas historian Lottie Albright receives a submission for her oral history project. Written by Zelda St John, aunt of political hopeful Brian Hadley, the piece examines torrid racist attitudes in the family’s history. This is the sort of book you settle into and read with relish. Deadly Descent’ by Charlotte Hinger is a mystery thriller which moves with steady detailed steps.

Occasions for picnics. Can you kill someone, Lottie? I was free to cry now. Not even a rabbit, I whispered softly. There was no one to see my shame

You can read book Deadly Descent by Charlotte Hinger in our library for absolutely free. Occasions for picnics. There was no one to see my shame. Our farmstead is chock full of guns. We have shotguns and rifles. Hunting is a way of life.

Book in the Lottie Albright Series). Layers of deadly intrigue bind generations of families in historian Lottie Albright's Western Kansas community.

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Layers of deadly intrigue bind generations of families in historian Lottie Albright's Western Kansas community

Layers of deadly intrigue bind generations of families in historian Lottie Albright's Western Kansas community.

0 5 Author: Charlotte Hinger Narrator: Karen White. In historian Lottie Albright's western Kansas community, false accusations threaten senatorial candidate Brian Hadley's political career.

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Free books to read or listen online in a convenient form, a large collection, the best authors and series. After a gruesome killing at the Carlton County, Kansas, livestock feedyard, Sheriff Sam Abbot, Undersheriff Lottie Albright, and her ranching husband deputy know their resources are over-stretched. Unconvinced, Lottie- still director of the historical society-calls for stories from families whose ancestors were part of groups colonizing Kansas. Doña Francisca Díaz is the ancient head of one such clan. It turns out, Francisca's great grandson Victor was the murder victim.

Layers of deadly intrigue bind generations of families in historian Lottie Albright's Western Kansas community  .

Lottie Albright (Hardcover) Hinger uses this background very well to weave two family stories over multiple generations into a current time murder mystery with several worthy twists.

Lottie Albright (Hardcover). Publisher and how much influence it has on the present. Hinger uses this background very well to weave two family stories over multiple generations into a current time murder mystery with several worthy twists. While I don't care, personally, for the extreme physical "capture" of the murderer, it fits the genre well. The story is set in a fictional western Kansas county, but very obviously based clearly on the culture of that place and time.

Layers of deadly intrigue bind generations of families in historian Lottie Albright's Western Kansas community. When false accusations threaten senatorial candidate Brian Hadley's political career, secrets whispered to Lottie as editor of the county history books spur a personal search for his aunt's murderer.

Ignoring warnings from her twin, clinical psychologist Josie Albright, Lottie dons a badge to gain access to information. She delves into a horrifying cold case to prove her merits as a deputy and impresses Sheriff Sam Abbot with her ability to combine historical research methods and police procedure. Soon Josie and her sister add their helpful expertise in untangling the web of families bound by a lethal legacy of prideful secrets.

  • Western Kansas, what an unlikely setting for an outstanding and gripping mystery. I drive across Kansas a couple time each year and have thought often Kansas matters, but there is nothing wrong about the writing of Kansas matters by Ms. Hinger. I am relieved to learn that she has more stories listed and will be reading them soon. Based on this novel, she likes complicated plots with subtle, chilling evil deeds. And she has examined with care in Deadly Descent how such evil sometimes never goes away. Her own values concerning her family and her colleagues are clearly documented. And she does not hold herself above the law when it does to breaking it with justification, nor does she with hesitation tell a lie to bring resolution to an ancient injustice. First rate read, but don't hurry through it.

  • With Deadly Descent, Charlotte Hinger again displays her deft and amazing talents as an accomplished novelist, this time in the mystery genre. Her characters sparkle with credibility, and the tension in this complex, compelling and often lyrical story is mesmerizing. Lottie Albright is a central character you will not soon forget. I hope we see this wonderful new character from one of our most gifted and multi-faceted writers again. I can't wait to see what tension filled tangles Lottie might unravel in the future!

  • A well-crafted and solidly entertaining mystery, the first in a series. Author Charlotte Hinger, a historian herself, really knows her stuff. I will definitely be reading the other books in the series. Lottie Albright's a keeper.

  • I enjoyed the unimposing main character who had to solve this mystery. She is a historian and yet really important to her community. The author moved from a little rural town in Kansas to Colorado and wrote this book from her real life experiences living in this type of community. Meeting her at a book club meeting that I attended in March was awesome and I want to read her next Lottie Albright Mystery.

  • always love a good book , done with style that you seldom see anymore in a mystery. very good book and I'sm sure that I'll go back and read all over again..

  • First Line: She was coming for me.

    Lottie Albright, director of the Carleton County Historical Society in western Kansas, is busy editing the family stories of the county residents. She's also the campaign manager for Brian Hadley, who is trying to win a seat in the senate.

    Although some of the residents have beliefs that Lottie does not agree with, their stories are historical documents, and she treats them accordingly. When Brian Hadley's mother, Fiona, comes to Lottie and insists that she suppress Fiona's sister's racist slant of their family history, Lottie disagrees-- even though the story could damage her candidate's chances in the coming election. Soon thereafter, Fiona's sister is murdered, valuable documents are stolen, and anonymous letters begin arriving.

    Believing that her work in historical investigation will help in finding clues to the identity of the killer, Lottie talks the local sheriff into letting her become a part-time deputy. The sheriff thinks it's a joke and gives her an old cold case to look at, and Lottie's husband thinks she's lost her mind, but both men soon learn that Lottie can tease the truth out of dusty old documents-- and the murderer doesn't like it one bit.

    I keep forgetting how historically rich the state of Kansas is, but I think Charlotte Hinger has given my memory the jolt it needed to remember this fact. She deftly weaves bits of history into her narrative in a way that adds detail and texture in addition to bringing her cast of characters into sharper focus.

    I was immediately drawn to the character of Lottie and to her family dynamics: a strong, cultured older husband who's a farmer and a veterinarian; a sophisticated twin sister who believes Lottie is wasted out in the hinterland; a step-daughter who loathes her. Having swiftly learned to care for Lottie as much as she cares for those around her, I actually enjoyed following all the emotional undercurrents that this family had swirling around it.

    Another element that I thoroughly enjoyed was how Lottie was capable of reading old historical documents-- bills of sale, inventories and the like-- and find solid leads into her investigations into both the cold case and the present-day murder. Having read many of those same types of documents in connection with my own family history, I can attest to the fact that there is a lot to be learned from reading them-- although they do bore most people to tears.

    The old cold case involving Herman Swenson was heartbreaking but rather easy to solve; however, the present-day case was not. I think it was due to the intricacies of the family trees and the fact that the generations and ages of various characters kept getting blurred in my mind.

    Hinger's skill in characterization and in bringing historical investigation to life have me excited to read the next book in this series. I spent a lot of time as a teenager reading old newspapers, going through endless reels of microfilm, and taking census in old, forgotten cemeteries. Charlotte Hinger has reminded me of how much fun-- and how fascinating-- history can be... and how much influence it has on the present. I want more!

  • It all begins when West Kansas historian Lottie Albright receives a submission for her oral history project. Written by Zelda St John, aunt of political hopeful Brian Hadley, the piece examines torrid racist attitudes in the family’s history. This is the sort of book you settle into and read with relish. ‘Deadly Descent’ by Charlotte Hinger is a mystery thriller which moves with steady detailed steps as the tension twists and twists like a screw being slowly turned.
    A first murder is followed rapidly by a second, Lottie is sworn in as a deputy and balances her twin jobs of detecting and collating historical records. The two jobs fit neatly together until anonymous letters start to arrive. Lottie is ably supported by her quiet long-suffering husband Keith, and her clinical psychologist twin sister Josie. Remember the twin thing, it is important later. Sam Abbott, sheriff of the woefully-underfunded Carlton County police, welcomes the resources of the Kansas Bureau of Investigations and so distracts Lottie with research into an old dead case: the old Swenson murders. This feels like a massive diversion, but go with the flow of this book and you will be rewarded.
    Hinger plots intricately and draws a totally believable picture of the historical society in a small town where everyone knows everyone else’s secrets. Lottie’s project involves everyone writing the story of their family: for some people, the shame is too much.
    This is the first of the Lottie Albright series of family history mysteries. Hinger is a Western Kansas historian who edited more than 500 family submissions for county history books.