Thursday, August 6, 2015

Blog tour: A Deceptive Homecoming by Anna Loan Wilsey Giveaway Print copy & Sewing Kit

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(A Hattie Davish Mystery)

Series: A Hattie Davish Mystery (Book 4)
Paperback: 304 pages
Publisher: Kensington (July 28, 2015)
ISBN-13: 978-1617737268
E-Book ASIN: B00P53E0L2

Traveling secretary Hattie Davish is returning to her once-quiet hometown, where a deluge of deadly secrets leaves her feeling anything but welcome…
When her good friend Virginia Hayward’s father passes away, Hattie Davish rushes to her hometown of h She’s looking forward to visiting the place where she grew up, even if the circumstances bringing her there are bleak. But upon her arrival, she learns that all is not well in St. Joe. Virginia is cold and distant, Frank Hayward’s death is shrouded in mystery, and a string of troubling incidents have descended on Hattie’s alma mater, Mrs. Chaplin’s School for Women. Frank was the school’s bookkeeper, and as Hattie begins investigating the bizarre goings-on, she becomes convinced that someone other than Frank was in the casket—but who? Her search for the truth takes her from the town cemetery, to the home of an infamous outlaw, to the dungeon-like tunnels beneath the State Lunatic Asylum—and brings her face-to-face with a killer bent on the deadliest lesson of all…

About The Author –
Loan_Wilsey_headshotAs a librarian and information specialist, Anna Loan-Wilsey tracks down information every day that helps to solve mysteries.  She is currently working on her next book in the Hattie Davish Mystery series. She earned her B.A. at Wells College and had several poems published in their literary magazine, The Chronicle.  Readers can visit her website at

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My review:  A Deceptive Homecoming by Anna Loan Wilsey


This is the 4th book in the Hattie Davish mystery series.  The first one that I have read.  It had a few mysteries that Hattie figures out.  Lots of suspects, lot of history.  Charming story

 Hattie Davish is a private secretary.  She has solved a few murders in the past.  Hattie is now alone in the world.  We see her going back reliving her memories of her family and at school.  Her typewriter is important to her.

Hattie has some back home to her hometown of St. Joseph, Missouri, for her friend, Virginia Hayward's father funeral.  He has had a lot of damage to his face but Hattie does not think it is her father that is in the casket.

Mrs. Chaplin’s School for Women that Hattie and Virginia went to welcome her back like she is a celebrity.  She is famous for working with socialites and helping catch murders.  There are things not right with the school.  Someone wants her to look into it.

The setting is St. Joseph, Missouri in late 1890's.  Where travel was by train, horses. People wrote letters.

I would read another book by Anna Loan Wilsey.  The story was well told, interesting and had smart female characters.  It was also a clean read.

I was given this ebook to read by Net Galley and Kensington.  In return I agreed to give a honest review of A Deceptive Homecoming and be part of it's blog tour.

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Tour Participants
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August 3 – Melina’s Book Blog – Review 
August 3 – The Reading Room – Review
August 4 – Cozy Up With Kathy – Interview
August 4 – Girl with Book Lungs – Review
August 5 – Babs Book Bistro – Review
August 6 – StoreyBook Reviews – Review
August 7 – readalot – Review
August 7 – Queen of All She Reads – Review
August 8 – Book Splurge – Review
August 9 – Book Babble – Review
August 10 – LibriAmoriMiei – Review
August 10 – Shelley’s Book Case – Review


Mama Cat said...

This sounds like a great book - makes me want to read it and find out what the mystery in the school is! I like historical fiction, suspense. jeaniedannheim (at) ymail (dot) com

Anna said...

Thank you so much for being a stop on my blog tour!

Ann Summerville said...

Looks intriguing. Returning to your hometown opens a slew of problems.