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The Darling Dahlias and the Texas Star

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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 and whip 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!
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Grouping Title darling dahlias and the texas star
Grouping Author albert susan wittig
Grouping Category book
Last Grouping Update 2018-11-19 13:21:24PM
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display_description When the Texas Star herself--aviatrix Miss Lily Dare, the fastest woman in the world--is threatened and her plane sabotaged, the Darling Dahlias must weed through the rumors to find the truth to take down a saboteur who may be propelled by revenge.
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publishDate 2013
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series Darling Dahlias mysteries
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subject_facet Alabama -- Fiction, Detective and mystery stories, American, Fiction -- Albert, Gardening -- Societies, etc. -- Fiction, Historical fiction, American, Large type books, Murder -- Investigation -- Fiction, Nineteen thirties -- Fiction, Women gardeners -- Fiction
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topic_facet Albert, Detective and mystery stories, American, Fiction, Gardening, Historical fiction, American, Investigation, Large type books, Murder, Nineteen thirties, Societies, etc, Women gardeners