Published: March 1, 2013
Ethel Bradley thinks someone is trying to kill her, but doesn’t
know who or why. She enlists the help of her childhood friend,
Lady Elsmere, but Lady Elsmere has troubles of her own in
the form of a ne’er-do-well English nephew who’s trying to steal
her estate. Both women turn to Josiah Reynolds, who has just
returned from New York.
Josiah calls Detective Goetz who recommends a shamus named
Walter Neff. Walter and Josiah scour the Bluegrass for answers
that turn out to be deadly. To make matters worse for Josiah,
Fred O’nan is a free man and gunning for her.
Josiah, full of sass and vinegar, meets these challenges head on
with the support of her friends, Franklin and Matt. Will Josiah be
thwarted this time?
Kentucky can be a cruel mistress to the those wanting
justice and exacts a high price for it. Sometimes the “dark and
bloody ground” demands double indemnity.
This is something Josiah knows very well. Very well indeed.
I don’t know how many of you have seen the movie DOUBLE INDEMNITY, but there is
a character named WALTER NEFF, who was an insurance salesman and falls head over heels for
BARBARA STANWYKE’S character. The author used the NEFF name and made the character
shamus(PI). So much fun.
Josiah has her hands full in this installment as the man who threw her over a cliff is a free man and is coming after her again. Poor Josiah, will she ever find happiness? Keep reading this series and find out.