The Iron Fist in a Velvet Glove by JoAnn H. & Roger D. Jeffries

By JoAnn H. & Roger D. Jeffries

Lineville, Iowa, is your normal small city: box-lunch auctions, doorways left unlocked, and many gossip. So the very last thing Lineville's population count on the summer time of 1920 is homicide. while snooty Sophia Vander Veen, half proprietor of the Mineral Springs lodge, is located murdered after the disastrous Fourth of July ball, now not many of us are disappointed. yet Maude Lovett, a self-styled detective who prides herself in her clever commentary skills, vows to unravel the homicide and the malicious pranks that led as much as Sophia's loss of life. Maude makes it her accountability to figure out if the pranksa snake in Sophia's closet, a headless statue in her mattress, and noxious gasoline in her suite of roomsand the homicide have been dedicated by way of an analogous individual. With suspects from bootleggers to shut neighbors to waiters on the Mineral Springs inn, Maude has her paintings lower out for her and needs to quick get rid of suspects in an effort to squelch emerging worry. With aid from her niece, Lilly, and her associates; her sister, Nell; and everybody in among, Maude labors to convey justice to her once-safe city. Upon wondering her ultimate batch of suspects, Maude learns the killer's id after which makes use of herself as bait in a perilous seize to snare the murderous wrongdoer. fantastic twists, slightly romance, and humor laced all through are certain to maintain you turning the pages till you too become aware of the objective of Maude's iron-willed persistence.

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