"Delightful historical mystery with a touch of the paranormal"
The storm took almost everything she had. Now, a dead woman may take the rest.
Dash Gallagher, Galveston's first lady attorney, has seen plenty of bodies wash up onto the beach since the Great Hurricane of 1900, but none like this. This one was murdered.
The dead woman lived such a scandalous life, that no one cares about her death, not even her family. The family only cares about retrieving a mystical treasure and hire Barker, a private detective, to find it. Dash must find the murderer and clear herself before the scandals surrounding the dead woman tarnish her. Dash may lose her career and even her children, but she must move from a past washed away in the hurricane tide and toward a future filled with danger.
|Publisher:||Gone Feral Publishing|
|Product dimensions:||5.83(w) x 8.27(h) x 0.75(d)|
About the Author
Amanda has two college-age daughters who make her proud, and a wonderful husband. Ian, whose Scots accent she can now understand, almost. When not writing, Amanda is a compulsive reader in any genre, but sometimes breaks away long enough to knit or make cheese (the enchilada mozzarella, not so good, the goats milk camembert, heaven). She and Ian are in the process of renovating their Victorian home in the historical district of Galveston.
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Reviewed by Alice Recker for Readers' Favorite In "Echoes of the Storm" by Amanda Albright Still, Dash Gallagher is thankful her husband encouraged her to get a law degree before the 1900 Hurricane swept through Galveston. Her husband disappeared in the devastation. She attempts to establish herself as a lawyer to make ends meet. A client of hers is found dead and determining Larissa Dorfman’s death a murder, Dash is set on a careening course to find her killer. During her investigations she is made aware her deceased client led a life filled with scandal and this doesn’t help her reputation when she takes the case. She enlists the help of her landlord and Private Detective, L. Barker. The Detective decides to put aside preconceived notions of women and assists her though he has a related purpose of his own in the case. Dash’s persistence in culminating the adoption of two orphaned children clashes with a facet of corruption and roadblocks in solving the crime. Amanda Albright's novel held my full attention from beginning to end in "Echoes of the Storm". Her skill to capture the reader shows she is a master of her craft. I felt I was right in sync with her main character, witnessing courage, determination and harrowing escapades throughout the suspenseful novel. The author brings one into the times and customs of the early 1900s and shows it is quite possible to survive all odds, with humor thrown in along the way. The story required careful research not only in presenting characters of that era but also of the aftermaths of the devastating Galveston storm of that century. Ms. Still jolts the reader forward at just the right times with her compelling prose. When all is said and done I can only look forward to reading more of Ms. Still’s novels in the 'Galveston Hurricane Mystery series'.