”New York Times Bestselling author Jodi Thomas
“The Foxy Hens have hatched some great mysteries and the sooner you get a copy the better the reading will be for you. Could not put it down...�
”Dusty Richards, Spur Award Winner, Western Writers of America
“Nowhere has the promise of “reading for pleasure� been more completely fulfilled than in Foxy Statehood Hens. Wit, humor, lively dialogue, and suspense sparkle from every page of this three-novella collection. Delightful characters show us what life was like for orphans and spinsters in Indian Territory from the end of the 19th Century until November 1907, when I. T. became the raw new state of Oklahoma.� ”RadineTrees Nehring, author of the “Something to Die For� mystery series
The Spinster, the Orphan, and the Pig, by Jackie King opens with this sentence: “It was madness. One didn't buy a husband the same way one bought a lumberyard... not even in the modern year of 1889.� The opening hints that you're in for a delightfully humorous tale full of romance and suspense, and author Jackie King does not disappointed. She weaves a captivating story revealing how spinster Harriet Lauren overcomes the obstacles women faced in 1889 to solve a crime, save both a pig and an orphan, and”of course”find love.
The Raucous Bird and a Felony Tryst by Paula Watkins Alfred introduces us to orphan Donnie Summersdale, who turns sixteen in Oklahoma's statehood year. Donnie hides more than one secret as he works to learn who attempted to kill his protectress, Miz Myrtle... and why. This boy's (but is he who he says he is?) quick wit and pithy comments entertain while suspense increases with each turned page.
Hats, Healing and Homicide in Tulsey Town by Peggy Moss Fielding is the sprightly story of spinster Eula Mae Kent. Eula Mae is dumped off a wagon in the wilderness outside Tulsey Town in September 1897, when she won't give in to the wagon driver's advances. A kind stranger takes her to town where she sets up business as a milliner and finds a home in a vacant Indian tipi. After a ferryman and his wife disappear, Eula Mae learns she has a talent for crime solving as well as hat making. This well-woven story offers a painless history lesson as well as an exciting plot involving people you'll wish you could have known.