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"Historical research is anything but dull in Hinger's debut, which holds your attention every exciting step of the way." --Kirkus Reviews starred review
"a promising mystery debut from Hinger...a nail-biting climax, when Lottie makes a life-altering choice." --Publisher's Weekly
"With Deadly Descent, Charlotte Hinger again displays here deft and amazing talents as an accomplished novelist, this time in the mystery genre. Her characters sparkle with credibilty, and the tension in this complex, compelling, and often lyrical story is mesmerizing. Lottie Albright is a central character you will not soon forget." --Bob Cherry, author of Little Rains, one of the Denver Post's ten notable books of 2003
"Fast-paced, intelligent, and as cunningly woven as a spider's web, Deadly Descent is a mystery-lover's dream. A crackling great story!" --W. Michael Gear and Kathleen O'Neal Gear, New York Times bestselling authors of People of Thunder
The book builds to a satisfyingly surprising ending.
The author moved from a little rural town in Kansas to Colorado and wrote this book from her real life experiences living in this type of community.
Her characters sparkle with credibility, and the tension in this complex, compelling and often lyrical story is mesmerizing.
A well-crafted and solidly entertaining mystery, the first in a series. Author Charlotte Hinger, a historian herself, really knows her stuff. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Eileen Goudge
You are living in a small, Western Kansas town of around a thousand souls, all of whom have interesting family histories. Read morePublished 14 months ago by carl brookins
I enjoyed the unimposing main character who had to solve this mystery. She is a historian and yet really important to her community. Read morePublished 18 months ago by Deborah Curley
Charlotte Hinger's DEADLY DESCENT provides a powerful Lottie Albright mystery set in a Kansas community and revolving around a candidate for politics and a historian's... Read morePublished on November 13, 2009 by Midwest Book Review