The Darling Dahlias and the Naked Ladies

The Darling Dahlias and the Naked Ladies

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Rumors are sprouting in Depression-era Darling, Alabama. The town's newest visitors, Nona Jean Jamison and Miss Lake, may be the Naughty and Nice Sisters from the Ziegfeld Frolic, who specialize in dancing nearly naked. The Dahlias suspect more than modesty when Nona denies her association.
Publisher: New York : Berkley Prime Crime, 2011
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780425241288
0425241289
Branch Call Number: Mystery Alb
Characteristics: 288 p. ; 22 cm

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Giggle9450
Apr 15, 2014

I didn't love this book as much as the 1st one in the series [hence 4 stars instead of 5] but it's a great novel. I really enjoyed the characterizations, plot, and the Depression-era setting. As a fan of classic movies, I got a huge kick out of the talk about Clara Bow [the "It Girl"]

DanniOcean Aug 18, 2011

reviewed in Stratford Gazette

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DanniOcean Aug 18, 2011

The ladies of the Darling Dahlias gardening club have another mystery on their hands. Their small Alabama town is atwitter with the arrival of a niece of the elderly hermit lady, Miss Hamer. The newcomer, Nona Jean Jamieson, stands out like a sore green thumb in her vibrant scarlet dresses and stiletto heels, but Verna Tidwell immediately recognizes her. She is Miss Lorelei LaMotte, who with her partner Lily Lake are known as Naughty and Nice, a burlesque entertainment team from Chicago. But Miss LaMotte vehemently denies her past, and the Dahlias begin to have their doubts that she is who she claims. The eccentric Miss Hamer was never known to have a niece after all – although she does have a ghost or two in her own closet, as Bessie Bloodworth comes to find out. Along with these intriguing interludes, the Dahlias have their own depression-era worries: Myrna May Mosswell’s friend Violet has left Darling to tend her sickly sister and newborn niece; Bessie’s long-buried past begins to haunt her, and Lizzie Lacy’s hard-won independence from her domineering mother may come to a crashing end when the bank threatens to foreclose on her mother’s home – forcing her to move in with Lizzie. With the Dahlias up to their corn-ears in their own woes, they nevertheless pull together and find a way to cope and survive – and help bring down a certain Chicago gangster almost by accident. Travel back to the 1930’s, to the tight-knit community of Darling Alabama for the latest Dahlia adventure, and pick up a few vintage recipes while you’re there. As for the Naked Ladies? They are a late-blooming lily prevalent in the mid to southern States, lycoris squamigera!

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