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    Butler Did It

      Donna McLean

Butler Did It

Bless his heart! Poor old Butler Jenks gets blamed for everything that goes wrong in the tiny town of Sparrow Falls, North Carolina. Flowers that refuse to bloom. Sinks that overflow. Fires that happen mysteriously when no one is around. When a dead body is found in a locked room with no indication of whodunit, everyone wonders if the inept Butler could also be a perpetrator of murder. Everyone except amateur sleuths Tilda and Addie, who are not entirely convinced that Butler did it! In this clever sequel to A Distant Murder, characters fondly remembered from book one of the Sparrow Falls Mystery series are revisited and new characters introduced in a classic mystery puzzler evocative of the Golden Age.
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    Iced Tea for Two

      Donna McLean

Iced Tea for Two

Spring is in the air in friendly Sparrow Falls, North Carolina. The Official Ladies Garden Club is busy tending a tulip bed that will greet visitors at the entrance of the small southern town. Romance is in the air, in the form of a handsome dark eyed stranger who seems like a hero straight out of a paperback novel. And mystery fills the atmosphere, as pervasive as the overwhelming fragrance of magnolia blossoms. Even Tilda MacArdan, spry senior citizen sleuth, is seeing double, certain that she alone has spotted the long-lost identical twins who will inherit upon the impending death of rascally old millionaire Lachlan McGrady. The only problem is, no one knows exactly who the twins are or what they look like! Officer Campbell must determine the truth behind the claims of two sets of twins, and solve the murder of one. He believes he is hot on the trail of a cold blooded killer, but in typical Tilda fashion, the spry little lady and her sleuthing friend Addie have a few ideas of their own about whodunit.
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    A Distant Murder

      Donna McLean

A Distant Murder

“Perhaps you came here to find the story of the woman your grandmother did not have an opportunity to become, or to finish the story of the one who interrupted her life so suddenly.” These intriguing words send Addie McRae on a quest to uncover the truth behind a decades-old unsolved murder and find a killer who is still living, and killing, in Sparrow Falls, North Carolina. A list of suspects grows as Addie meets the hilariously funny and eccentric townsfolk, most of them descendants of Highland Scots who settled the small town centuries before. She is befriended by spunky Tilda MacArdan and the mysteriously angelic Morwenna Goss, known as the “story keeper” of the old Scottish cemetery. A gossiping trio of elderly women may remember the first murder accurately, or merely be keeping ugly rumors alive. Did the artist who painted the portrait of the beautiful murder victim love her – or kill her? The handsome grandson of the prime suspect could be Addie’s new beau, or her most dangerous foe. As the cold case heats up, Addie learns that even in a quiet town things – and people - are never quite as they appear.

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