The Darling Dahlias and the Confederate Rose by Susan Wittig Albert
National bestselling author Susan Wittig Albert returns to small-town Darling, Alabama in the 1930s—and the Darling Dahlias, the garden club ladies who aren’t afraid to get their hands dirty solving mysteries…
Just in time for the Confederate Day celebration, the Darling Dahlias are ready to plant Confederate roses along the town cemetery. Of course, the plant is in fact a hibiscus.
The Confederate rose is not the only thing that is not what it first appears to be. Earle Scroggins, the county treasurer, has got the sheriff thinking that Verna Tidwell is behind a missing $15,000. But Darling Dahlias president Liz Lacy is determined to prove Verna is not a thief.
And club member Miss Rogers has discovered a secret code embroidered under the cover of a pillow that belonged to her grandmother. With missing money, mysterious messages, and the strange behavior of one resident, Darling, Alabama on the eve of Confederate Day is anything but a sleepy little town…
Includes Southern-Style Depression-Era Recipes!
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