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Circle of Dishonor
     

Circle of Dishonor

by Gwen Mayo
 

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Obsessed with finding the Knights of the Golden Circle, a secret society responsible for her brother's death, former Pinkerton operative Nessa Donnelly assumed his identity and followed his killers to Lexington. The trail ended there, and fourteen years have gone by.
When local prostitute Belle Brezing turns to her for help, Nessa is immersed in a murder case

Overview

Obsessed with finding the Knights of the Golden Circle, a secret society responsible for her brother's death, former Pinkerton operative Nessa Donnelly assumed his identity and followed his killers to Lexington. The trail ended there, and fourteen years have gone by.
When local prostitute Belle Brezing turns to her for help, Nessa is immersed in a murder case that threatens to expose all of her secrets. She is dealing with more than murder. The KGC is active again in Kentucky, and bodies are piling up. If Nessa doesn't find the killer fast, she stands to lose everything-maybe even her life.

[Gwen] Mayo's depiction of late-19th century Kentucky is fascinating, and the mystery is ably handled. The author has a knack for the telling detail, giving us a picture of a society struggling to recover from the consequences of the Civil War. Recommended.

- Laura Staley Historical Novel Society

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780991582525
Publisher:
Mystery and Horror, LLC
Publication date:
07/25/2015
Pages:
234
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.49(d)

Meet the Author

Gwen Mayo is passionate about blending the colorful history of her native Kentucky with her love for mystery fiction. She currently lives and writes in Safety Harbor, Florida, but grew up in a large Irish family in the hills of Eastern Kentucky. Her stories have appeared in anthologies, at online short fiction sites, and in micro-fiction collections.

Circle of Dishonor, her first novel, is set during the turbulent political upheaval of post-Civil War Kentucky at a time when murder was more common in Kentucky than it was anywhere else in the United States. The sequel, Concealed in Ash, will be released later this year.

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