The arrival of a mysterious package inspires outspoken magazine editor Maggie Fiori to travel from her home in San Francisco to explore her family’s roots in the deep South, in The Spy on the Tennessee Walker, book three of Linda Lee Peterson’s Maggie Fiori mystery series.
Old photographs, a journal, and some handwritten letters from another era provide the intrigue and suspense this time around as Maggie uncovers the secret romance and daring escapades of Victoria Cardworthy, a Civil War nurse and dead ringer for Maggie herself. Intellectuals and trivia buffs will appreciate both Maggie’s and Victoria’s obvious love of current events, music, and literature, separated by generation after generation, over a hundred and fifty years. Victoria even philosophizes on occasion with the likes of Walt Whitman, William Faulkner, and “Walter’s friend, Ralph Waldo Emerson.”
A complete family affair, Maggie recruits her husband, sons, and an elderly aunt and uncle. Even the presence of the South, replete with its distinctive accents, foods, and traditions, is prevalent enough to be considered another character altogether as the pieces of the puzzle slowly come together. Historical action, romance, and modern mystery unite as Maggie and her crew solve the mystery of The Spy on the Tennessee Walker.
Pallas Gates McCorquodale
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