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The wicked widow

Williams, Beatriz

June 1925. Audacious Appalachian flapper Geneva “Gin” Kelly prepares to trade her high-flying ways for respectable marriage to Oliver Anson Marshall, a steadfast Prohibition agent who happens to hail from one of New York’s most distinguished families. But just as wedding bells chime, the head of the notorious East Coast rum-running racket —and Anson’s mortal enemy — turns up murdered at a society funeral, and their short-lived honeymoon bliss goes up in a spectacular blaze that sends Anson back undercover...and into the jaws of a trap from which not even Gin can rescue him. June 1998. When Ella Dommerich’s ninetysomething society queen aunt Julie ropes her into digging up dirt on Senator (and presidential candidate) Franklin Hardcastle in order to settle old family scores, she couldn’t be less enthusiastic. The Hardcastle secrets lead to a web of shady dealings, and the bodies start to tumble out of the venerable woodwork. Thanks to her mysterious connection to a certain redheaded flapper, Ella has dug up more than mere dirt...only to discover herself standing alone between a legendarily ruthless family and the prize it's sought for generations. What ugly secrets lurk in the opulent enclaves - and trust accounts - of America's richest families? And can two determined women from two different generations thwart the legacy of a fortune earned in rum and blood?--inside cover.

Beatriz Williams.

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