Dangerous and Unseemly: A Concordia Wells Mystery

Dangerous and Unseemly: A Concordia Wells Mystery

by K.B. Owen


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ISBN-13: 9780988997400
Publisher: Dystel & Goderich Literary Management
Publication date: 02/25/2013
Pages: 354
Sales rank: 642,912
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.74(d)

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Dangerous and Unseemly: A Concordia Wells Mystery 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Kathlingram More than 1 year ago
A new series for me..rounded up to 5 Stars from 4.5 but quite good for a new series. I enjoyed the mystery and the premises behind what Concordia and her associates did for a living and found important. The characters needed some depth but Concordia and David Bradley were fairly well developed and I am glad they will be ( or so I imagine) part of a developing series. I am also glad Julian Reynolds and a few others may not appear. A fine first mystery. K.B.Own, I liked it!
RonnaL More than 1 year ago
In an 1890's Hartford, Connecticut woman's college, Concordia Wells begins her teaching career as this brilliant historical mystery series begins. Lots of historical facts, local descriptions, woman's history, and mystery fill the pages of KB Owen's first novel. Murder, thievery, medical mysteries, and a little romance keep these pioneer college girls busy, while they prepare to perform MACBETH with an all female cast in woman's costume.  It is still "unseemly" for girls to dress in male clothes.  For men, women are still meant to be wives and mothers, and they definitely shouldn't strain their minds with books and studies. Even Concordia's mother is disturbed by this daughter's academic choices.  While the school staff is trying to figure out what has happened to suspected missing funds, the school's financial officer is found to have committed suicide.  Concordia is engrossed in her classes and the students' dramatic pranks but her newly married sister is seriously ill, taking Concordia away from school for days at a time.  But her imagination and mind are drawing her into the mysteries at the college.  She finds help from a strange detective source at the school. She also gets herself into dangerous, nearly deadly situations, as the mysteries get solved. I highly recommend this series to all history cozy lovers.  Concordia is a great new character!  The facts and literary quotes make great additions to the mystery. Great start to this new series!
EllieAnn More than 1 year ago
Some historical fiction is so crowded with details and history and setting that the story is bogged down with it. Not in this book! Although you can tell the author researched everything she mentioned, the voice is light and fast-paced and the pages went flying by. I really enjoyed this heroine, and the charming plot. I highly recommend it!
Bookish23 More than 1 year ago
Enjoyed this new character immensely - Concordia in 1896 is solving mysteries against the backdrop of women's emergence into higher education and politics.