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Crimson snow : a Hilda Johansson mystery, Jeanne M. Dams

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Crimson snow : a Hilda Johansson mystery
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Crimson snow
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a Hilda Johansson mystery
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Jeanne M. Dams
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  • The first new Hilda Johansson mystery in three years is also the first to be published as a trade paperback original. Little has changed for Hilda since we last saw her: shes still housemaid to South Bend, Indianas fabulously wealthy Studebaker family; shes still running afoul of the dictatorial butler, Mr. Williams; and shes still solving crimes in her spare time. This time its the murder of a schoolteacher, and the author develops the plot with her usual attention to detail (the story is based on a real 1904 murder case). Regular series readers who enjoy the authors subtle observations on life at the turn of the twentieth century--religion, sexual mores, class structure--will not be disappointed. A typical (and typically good) entry in the series. -- David Pitt (Reviewed 08-01-2005) (Booklist, vol 101, number AUG, p1998)
  • In the fifth installment of Agatha winner Dams's beloved cozy series set in early 20th-century Indiana, Hilda Johansson, head housemaid for a wealthy family and part-time sleuth, looks into the brutal murder of a popular 22-year-old schoolteacher, Sophie Jacobs. Hilda quickly discovers that other young women have gone missing, including Miss Jacobs's best friend, Miss Lewis, who recently left town, supposedly to go to her parents' house to recuperate from an illness, but the word on the street is that she was pregnant. A hotel maid named Nellie, who might just know something, has also vanished without a trace. Based on a real, unsolved case from 1904, the novel seamlessly integrates historical details with a suspenseful plot. Fans will welcome the latest developments in Hilda's relationship with her beau, fireman Patrick Cavanaugh. Agent, Kimberly Cameron at the Reece Halsey North Agency. (Sept.) --Staff (Reviewed June 27, 2005) (Publishers Weekly, vol 252, issue 26, p44)
  • Now that Hilda Johansson's spent seven years as a maid for the wealthy Studebaker family, her life is about to change. And murder is just part of the story.The Swedish immigrant's intelligence and determination have earned her a reputation as an amateur detective (Silence Is Golden, 2002, etc.). Her Irish beau Patrick, recently named a partner in his wealthy uncle's thriving dry-goods business, has asked her to marry him. Because their cultural and religious differences will displease both families, Hilda's often preoccupied with her personal problems. When her younger brother Erik's schoolteacher is found brutally murdered, both Erik and Colonel George Studebaker, whose friend is suspected, ask her to find the killer. The young teacher lived in a boardinghouse of dubious reputation, and a stranger had been seen in the street the night of her death. Erik's bellhop pals pitch in to hunt for clues while Hilda, adept at interviewing maids and millionaires, starts sleuthing. The Pinkertons, involved in an investigation of local corruption, may know a thing or two about the murder. Moving between the homes of the wealthy and the wretchedly poor, Hilda resolutely searches for the killer and narrowly escapes with her life.Basing her tale on an actual case, Dams brings the period alive as the captivating Hilda solves a murder and her own problems too. (Kirkus Reviews, June 1, 2005)
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Dams, Jeanne M
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Hilda Johansson mysteries
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  • Johansson, Hilda (Fictitious character)
  • Women detectives
  • Swedish Americans
  • South Bend (Ind.)
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Crimson snow : a Hilda Johansson mystery, Jeanne M. Dams
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Crimson snow : a Hilda Johansson mystery, Jeanne M. Dams
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22 cm
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246 pages
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9781880284797
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2004027166
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