Fallen Angels

Fallen Angels

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by Alice Duncan
     
 

Transplanted Boston Brahmin, Mercy Allcutt, has had some very exciting times as secretary to private investigator, Ernie Templeton.


When she sets out to find her wandering boss, Ernie, one hot September afternoon, she not only discovers a corpse, but she also finds Ernie, bound and gagged. Worse, when the police arrive to investigate the crime, they peg

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Transplanted Boston Brahmin, Mercy Allcutt, has had some very exciting times as secretary to private investigator, Ernie Templeton.


When she sets out to find her wandering boss, Ernie, one hot September afternoon, she not only discovers a corpse, but she also finds Ernie, bound and gagged. Worse, when the police arrive to investigate the crime, they peg Ernie as the killer.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
Upper-crust Bostonian Mercy Allcutt, who works as a secretary for policeman-turned-PI Ernest Templeton, walks a fine line between endearing naïveté and annoying simplemindedness in Duncan's by-the-numbers third cozy set in 1920s Los Angeles (after 2009's Angel's Flight). On a search for Ernie in the house of Persephone Chalmers, who hired the investigator to find some stolen jewelry, Mercy stumbles on the client's bludgeoned corpse at the foot of the stairs. In an upstairs room, she finds her boss bound and gagged. With only Mercy's word that Ernie was incapacitated, he becomes the prime murder suspect. Her amateurish efforts to clear him include probing the Adelaide Burkhard Emmanuel school of religion, to which the victim was a big donor. Mercy's penchant for being impressed by the obvious ("one more thing I'd learned since my move to Los Angeles: different ends of the country call things by different names") won't enchant every reader. (May)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940033241354
Publisher:
Alice Duncan
Publication date:
05/01/2012
Sold by:
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Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
76,799
File size:
603 KB

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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: aliceduncan.net

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Fallen Angels 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love these books! Mercy is a heroine to keep up with! Be sure to read the other Mercy Allcutt books and try out Duncan's other series with Daisy Gumm Majesty. Great period mysteries with humor thrown in.