The Darling Dahlias and the Texas Star is the fourth book by Susan Wittig Albert in the Darling Dahlias series. If Susan Wittig Albert sounds familiar, that is because she has two other cozy mystery series that the library carries. Set in the town of Darling, Alabama in the 1930s, the Darling Dahlias are a gardening club on the surface, but of course the ladies of the club can’t help but solve local crime problems. This time Texas aviatrix star Lily Dare is in town to put on an airshow during the local watermelon festival, but some nefarious meddler has sabotaged her airplane, but perhaps not without reason. Rumors abound about the affairs of Lily Dare, but the Darling Dahlias garden club comes around to get to the bottom of all the nasty rumors, and hopefully prevent any loss of life, whether on the ground or in the air. The back of this book has not only good southern recipes to try in the kitchen, but also some home beauty treatments popular in the 1930s and still effective today. So, even if the story itself seems to fall flat, you can try your luck with the recipes.
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The Darling Dahlias and the Texas Star by Susan Wittig Albert.
ISBN: 9780425260586, 304 pages.