It should have been a perfect day. But when a sinister Episcopal Bishop shows up to confirm Lottie and Josie Albright’s niece at the newly built frame church built on the corners of four Western Kansas counties the congregation is stunned by his vicious sermon. When the day ends in murder Lottie is drawn into an investigation that threatens her life and her sanity. Too late she remembers that the past is always present and family secrets are the deadliest.
Lethal Lineage Reviews
Publisher's Weekly (March): "...a whodunit that will keep the reader turning the pages until the dramatic conclusion."
Kirkus Reviews:"The windy plains of western Kansas provide the backdrop for a bizarre locked-room puzzle....Lottie's second case is a worthy successor to Deadly Descent (2009). Deftly drawn characters and a complicated but believable mystery leave you yearning for more."
Barnes and Noble:"...a terrific whodunit with several fascinating twists-- Readers need to set aside time as this is a hard to put down murder mystery."
Library Journal: "The complex threads of the investigation and the viciously mean-spirited actions of the Deal family add to the electrically charged atmosphere and create drama in this unusual and well-written sequel to Deadly Descent."
Booklist: "an intriguing tale that links current events to old rivalries. Readers will be waiting for Lottie’s next case."
Loren D. Estleman, author of THE LEFT-HANDED DOLLAR: "Charlotte Hinger writes with a biblical clarity that lends itself perfectly to a story of sinister dealings within a church framework. She handles mysteries new and ancient with the sure touch of a master juggler. She's an entertainer of the first water, and LETHAL LINEAGE is the ideal distraction from muddy spring."
Carl Brookins: "This is an amazing novel. Almost from the first line, one is interested, entertained, and enthralled. Lottie Albright is a first-class protagonist, a bright, wealthy, well-educated woman with a healthy measure of community sense and human empathy. The fact that she's now living on the isolated windy plains of northwestern Kansas, second wife of a widowed farmer, only enhances her claim on the reader's attention."