In this historical mystery, set in Arkansas in 1961 when the mob still ruled Hot Springs, babies are being kidnapped, and the local sheriff has to put this case to bed before the bosses come down from Chicago. They don't need the heat, and they have the leverage with the sheriff to make him do whatever they want.
It seems like a good move to arrest Leslie Richards, the new woman in town, even though there is only thin circumstantial evidence against her. Better for it to be a stranger taking those babies and not one of their own.
Leslie has left New York with her ten-year-old daughter, Mandy, hoping to escape from her past and the ruins of a relationship, only to discover that there is little peace for her in Pine Hollow, Arkansas.
Crime FictionThrillersSuspenseMysteriesContemporary RomanceTeen & Young AdultHistory
BIOGRAPHY Maryann Miller writes the critically acclaimed Seasons Mystery Series that debuted with OPEN SEASON and continued with STALKING SEASON. DOUBLETAKE, a stand-alone mystery, was chosen as the 2015 Best Mystery by the Texas Association of Authors.
EVELYN EVOLVING: A Story of Real Life, celebrates the life of Miller's mother and is the book of her heart.
Miller has received the Page Edwards Short Story Award, placed first in the screenwriting competition at the Houston Writer's Conference, was a semi-finalist at Sundance and in the Chesterfield Screenwriting Competition. For fifteen years she was the theatre director at the Winnsboro Center for the Arts, where she directed adult and youth productions and coordinated the annual KidZZ On Stage Drama Camp.
Miller also likes to be onstage and has appeared in numerous productions. Her most recent role was Big Mama in "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof."
When not working or playing on stage, Miller likes to spend time outdoors working in her garden. She also enjoys all kinds of puzzles, quilting, and knitting. And, of course, reading. She currently lives with four cats who graciously allow her to share the sofa with them in the evening.
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