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Murder on the last frontier / Cathy Pegau.

By: Pegau, Cathy [author.]Material type: TextTextSeries: A Charlotte Brody mystery ; Publisher: New York, NY : Kensington Books, [2015]Copyright date: ©2015Description: 259 pages ; 21 cmContent type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781496700544Subject(s): Suffragists -- Alaska -- Cordova -- Fiction | Women journalists -- Fiction | Murder -- Investigation -- Fiction | Prostitutes -- Crimes against -- Fiction | Secrecy -- Fiction | Alaska -- History -- 1867-1959 -- Fiction | Alaska -- FictionGenre/Form: Detective and mystery fiction. DDC classification: 813/.6 LOC classification: PS3616.E352 | M87 2015Summary: "There's many who feel the Alaska Territory is no place for a woman on her own. But Charlotte Brody, suffragette and journalist, has never let public opinion dictate her life choices. She's come to the frontier town of Cordova, where her brother Michael practices medicine, for the same reason many come to Alaska--to start over. Cordova is gradually getting civilized, but the town is still rougher than Charlotte imagined. And when a local prostitute--one of the working girls her brother has been treating--is found brutally murdered, Charlotte learns firsthand how rough the frontier can be. Although the town may not consider the murder of a prostitute worthy of investigation, Charlotte's feminist beliefs motivate her to seek justice for the woman. And there's something else--the woman was hiding a secret, one that reminds Charlotte of her own painful past. As Charlotte searches for answers, she soon finds her own life in danger from a cold-blooded killer desperate to keep dark secrets from seeing the light of day ..."-- Provided by publisher.
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"After a year of heartbreak and personal crisis, journalist Charlotte Brody is looking for a new start. Remote Cordova, Alaska wouldn't appeal to most, but she likes a challenge, and her brother Michael is a doctor in the growing town. Unfortunately, the frontier town isn't as quaint as it first appeared; when one of the prostitutes her brother treats is murdered just outside Charlotte's hotel window and the town's general consensus is that "the whore got what she deserved," her journalist and feminist instincts kick in and she can't help but investigate and bring the murderer to justice. But when Charlotte learns that the dead girl had more in common with her than she thought, her investigation starts to turn deadly...and finding the murderer may be the only thing that will save Charlotte's life."

"There's many who feel the Alaska Territory is no place for a woman on her own. But Charlotte Brody, suffragette and journalist, has never let public opinion dictate her life choices. She's come to the frontier town of Cordova, where her brother Michael practices medicine, for the same reason many come to Alaska--to start over. Cordova is gradually getting civilized, but the town is still rougher than Charlotte imagined. And when a local prostitute--one of the working girls her brother has been treating--is found brutally murdered, Charlotte learns firsthand how rough the frontier can be. Although the town may not consider the murder of a prostitute worthy of investigation, Charlotte's feminist beliefs motivate her to seek justice for the woman. And there's something else--the woman was hiding a secret, one that reminds Charlotte of her own painful past. As Charlotte searches for answers, she soon finds her own life in danger from a cold-blooded killer desperate to keep dark secrets from seeing the light of day ..."-- Provided by publisher.

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Publishers Weekly Review

Set in 1919, this tepid first in a new historical series from Pegau (Rulebreaker) takes journalist and suffragette Charlotte Brody from Yonkers, N.Y., to Cordova, Alaska Territory, where she hopes to write a series of articles for the Modern Woman Review about frontier life, but she finds that her liberal views set her apart. Since Charlotte's doctor brother, Michael Brody, lives in Cordova, she quickly meets such important locals as the Reverend Samuel Bartlett and his daughter, Ruth, who's engaged to Michael. When prostitute Darcy Dugan is beaten to death outside Charlotte's boarding-house window, Charlotte talks to Darcy's friends and Miss Brigit O'Brien, Darcy's employer, in an effort to solve the crime. Handsome deputy James Eddington urges caution, and Charlotte indeed soon learns that uncovering personal secrets in Alaska, where people come to start over, can be dangerous. Against a colorful backdrop, the action builds to a predictable conclusion. Agent: Natalie Lakosil, Bradford Literary Agency. (Dec.) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

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