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About the Author: Mignon G. Eberhart

Mignon Good (1899-1996) was born in Lincoln, Nebraska. She studied at Nebraska Wesleyan University from 1917 to 1920. In 1923 she married Alanson C. Eberhart, a civil engineer. After working as a freelance journalist, she decided to become a full-time writer. In 1929 her first crime novel was published featuring 'Sarah Keate', a nurse and 'Lance O'Leary', a police detective. This couple appeared in another four novels. In the Forties, she and her husband divorced. She married John Hazen Perry in 1946 but two years later she divorced him and remarried her first husband. Over the next forty years she wrote a novel nearly every year. In 1971 she won the Grand Master award from the Mystery Writers of America. She also wrote many short stories featuring banker/amateur sleuth James Wickwire (who could be considered a precursor to Emma Lathen's John Putnam Thatcher) and mystery writer/amateur sleuth Susan Dare.

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Hardcover, Published in Jan 1999 by Amereon Limited

ISBN10: 0884112977 | ISBN13: 9780884112976

Does he remember her? Or is he seeing her with the eyes of a stranger?

The once-elegant world of the Old South has begun to vanish with the invasion of the Yankees. For beautiful Marcy Chastain, the challenge becomes more personal when she discovers that the handsome Yankee offiicer Major Farrell has been billeted at her plantation. They had met once before. Perhaps he will not remember her. But he does.

Suddenly everything begins to change. Marcy's explosive fiance is brutally murdered and Marcy herself is threatened. The murdered man's last words are "Major Farrell." When Marcy finds herself lying to protect Farrettl, she knows she is in trouble.

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