This is a weekly event that highlights a book we can't wait to be published. It is hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine.
Have you read any books by Susan Wittig Albert? She has several series and is probably best known for her China Bayles mysteries, which are set in my area of the world, Central Texas. She also has a historical series that I've sampled in the past with my mystery group - The Darling Dahlias. We read the first book, The Darling Dahlias and the Cucumber Tree, several years ago and enjoyed it a lot. Set in Darling, Alabama of the 1930's, the Dahlias are the local garden club members. Oh, and they also seem to run across mysteries. The book I'm looking forward to this week is the 6th in the series:
Publication Date: September 1st
The eleven o’clock lady has always been one of garden club president Liz Lacy’s favorite spring wildflowers. The plant is so named because the white blossoms don’t open until the sun shines directly on them and wakes them up.
But another Eleven O’Clock Lady is never going to wake up again. Rona Jean Hancock—a telephone switchboard operator who earned her nickname because her shift ended at eleven, when her nightlife was just beginning—has been found strangled with her own silk stocking in a very unladylike position.
Gossip sprouts like weeds in a small town, and Rona Jean’s somewhat wild reputation is the topic of much speculation regarding who might have killed her. As the Darling Dahlias begin to sort through Rona Jean’s private affairs, it appears there may be a connection to some skullduggery at the local Civilian Conservation Corps camp. Working at the camp, garden club vice president Ophelia Snow digs around to expose the truth…before a killer pulls up stakes and gets away with murder.