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Angel's Flight (Angels Mystery Series #2)
     

Angel's Flight (Angels Mystery Series #2)

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by Alice Duncan
 
Mercy Allcutt is thrilled to be going to her job as secretary to P.I. Ernie Templeton—until she opens the door and finds her mother. Known as the Wrath of God, Mrs. Allcutt is the last person Mercy wants to see, barring some murderers she’s met. Add phony spiritualists, a columnist killed during a séance, a starlet, and some other odd characters, and Mercy finds

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Mercy Allcutt is thrilled to be going to her job as secretary to P.I. Ernie Templeton—until she opens the door and finds her mother. Known as the Wrath of God, Mrs. Allcutt is the last person Mercy wants to see, barring some murderers she’s met. Add phony spiritualists, a columnist killed during a séance, a starlet, and some other odd characters, and Mercy finds herself in deep waters indeed.

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A rebellious upper-class Bostonian and an ex-cop gone private make for a volatile investigative team, especially in 1926. Mercedes Louise Allcutt has fled to her sister's home in Los Angeles to escape her domineering mother and take a job she hopes will provide her with a fund of real-life experiences for her planned future career as a writer. Horrified when her mother turns up on the doorstep, Mercy deals with the problem by racing off to her job as secretary for private investigator Ernie Templeton. When Ernie refuses to help prospective client Francis Easthope, whose mother is being exploited by spiritualists, Mercy, who's had some luck in the past (Lost Among the Angels, 2006, etc.), offers her services. Even though both Ernie and the police sternly warn her against meddling, she takes charge when a famous gossip columnist is murdered at a seance at the Easthope cottage. Equally eager to prove herself and avoid her mother, Mercy keeps sleuthing. But it's in the company of her mother that she attends a second seance at which the murdered woman's son and a movie star both pass out, one of them failing to survive the night. Although her naivete nearly makes her a third murder victim, Mercy closes the case just as the country is mourning the death of Rudolph Valentino. The solution is telegraphed early on, but the plucky heroine and her tough-guy boss work well together in an amusing period piece reminiscent of old Hollywood.

Product Details

BN ID:
2940000830956
Publisher:
Alice Duncan
Publication date:
09/20/2009
Series:
Angels Mystery Series , #2
Sold by:
Smashwords
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
141,378
File size:
300 KB

Meet the Author

Award-winning author Alice Duncan lives with a herd of wild dachshunds (enriched from time to time with fosterees from New Mexico Dachshund Rescue) in Roswell, New Mexico. She’s not a UFO enthusiast; she’s in Roswell because her mother’s family settled there fifty years before the aliens crashed. Since her two daughters live in California, where Alice was born, she’d like to return there, but can’t afford to. Alice would love to hear from you at alice@aliceduncan.net. And be sure to visit her website: http://www.aliceduncan.net

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Angel's Flight (Angels Mystery Series #2) 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Enjoyed this series quite a bit. The setting of the 20s is fun. Mercy, of course, falls into dangerous situations in a very short time. The series is a light, amusing read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved the Angel series. Hope there will be a third book soon.
suzatm07 More than 1 year ago
The .99 cost drew me in and I am so glad it did. I really enjoyed this book and the one before this. Alice Duncan's creative words gave me two very enjoyable days. I found myself laughing out loud with this second one. I really hope they release the third book in this series in ebook form soon. This mystery was a little harder to figure out than the first one - but I found myself reading to enjoy the interaction between Mercy and Ernie more than for the mystery itself. A wonderful way to spend the weekend! Thank you, Alice Duncan.