Friday, July 20, 2012

LET'S GET COZY! THE DARLING DAHLIAS AND THE NAKED LADIES: A PREVIEW AND GIVEAWAY

 

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THE DARLING DAHLIAS AND
THE NAKED LADIES
A Darling Dahlias Mystery
BY SUSAN WITTIG ALBERT
ABOUT THE BOOK: 
From the national bestselling author of the China Bayles Mysteries—the second novel in a new series featuring the ladies of a garden club in Darling, Alabama, who also dabble in digging through clues—the Darling Dahlias.

As Darling’s town librarian is fond of saying: “Naked Ladies is not a respectable name for a plant.” A lily by any other name would certainly smell as sweet—and look just as beautiful as the Naked Ladies decorating Miss Hamer’s lawn…

It seems Miss Hamer’s house may also be home to naked ladies of a different sort. Rumors sprout that the elderly recluse’s visiting niece and her friend are actually the Naughty and Nice Sisters from the Ziegfield Frolic, known for dancing nearly naked.

When a well-dressed man from Chicago arrives, asking about the mysterious ladies, the Dahlias begin to suspect it may be more than modesty that’s causing both women to lie low. Someone is covering up something sinister…

Includes Southern-Style Depression-Era Recipes!

SAMPLE RECIPE FROM THE DARLING DAHLIAS: 
Aunt Hetty Little's Molasses Pecan Pie
INGREDIENTS:
Pastry for 9" one-crust pie
5 eggs
1/3 cup sugar
1¼ cups sorghum molasses
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup chopped pecans


DIRECTIONS:
Place the pastry in a 9" pie pan. Preheat oven to 350°F. In a large bowl, beat the eggs until light. Add sugar, molasses, and vanilla. Using a mixer, beat for two minutes. Add chopped nuts and mix well, using a large spoon. Pour into pie shell and bake for 35-40 minutes, or until the center of the pie is just set. Pie will continue to cook as it cools, so don't overbake. 

You can find many more of these "Darling" recipes at Susan Wittig Albert's website HERE.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Susan Wittig Albert grew up on a farm in Illinois and earned her Ph.D. at the University of California at Berkeley. A former professor of English and a university administrator and vice president, she now lives with her husband, Bill, in the country outside of Austin, Texas. In addition to the China Bayles mysteries, she writes a Victorian mystery series along with her husband under the pseudonym of Robin Paige. To read more about Susan Wittig Albert's "bio" visit her website HERE.

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