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The Darling Dahlias and the Naked Ladies (Darling Dahlias Mysteries)

By Susan Wittig Albert

A brand-new secret within the "exceptional" (Booklist) sequence via the nationwide bestselling writer.

Rumors are sprouting in Depression-era Darling, Alabama. The town's most modern viewers, Nona Jean Jamison and leave out Lake, could be the Naughty and great Sisters from the Ziegfeld Frolic, who specialise in dancing approximately bare.

The Dahlias suspect greater than modesty whilst Nona denies her organization. they will need to dig via clues to get to the foundation of the mystery...

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