Is the death of a lonely schoolteacher suicide or something more sinister?
Adele Gossling is adjusting well to small-town life after the hustle and bustle of San Francisco. Despite her progressive ideas about women and her unladylike business acumen when it comes to her stationery shop, even Arrojo’s most prominent citizens are beginning to accept her. Provided she sticks with stamps and letter paper and stays out of police business, that is.
But that’s just what she can’t do when Millie Gibb, the new teacher at the local girl’s school, is found dead in her boarding house room and everybody in town assumes the death of a plain-faced, unmarried spinster could only be suicide. After all, what enemies could a harmless woman like that have?
Adele and her clairvoyant friend Nin intend to find out. But can they prove Millie’s death was foul play based on a cigar stub, a letter fragment, an envelope, and a cigarette lighter before the case is closed for good?
You’ll love this turn-of-the-century whodunit featuring a sassy and smart New Woman giving the police a run for their money!
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