A DOUBLE SERIES WESTERN MYSTERY
WINNER of the 2012 BEST FIRST NOVEL Spur Award from Western Writers of America 2012 FINALIST for the USA BOOK NEWS Awards - for Fiction: Western
A murder arranged as a suicide . . . a missing deed . . . and a bereft daughter whose sheltered world is shattered.
August, 1869: Lily Granville is stunned by her father's murder. Only one other person knows about a valuable California gold mine deed -- both are now missing. Lily heads west on the newly opened transcontinental railroad, determined to track the killer. She soon realizes she is no longer the hunter but the prey. As things progress from bad to worse, Lily is uncertain who to trust--the China-bound missionary who wants to marry her, or the wandering Texan who offers to protect her ... for a price. Will Lily survive the journey and unexpected betrayal?
Praise for Double Crossing
"Vivid historical fiction mixed with murder, suspense and a lovely dash of romance makes Double Crossing by Meg Mims an out of the ballpark hit." —Romancing the Book
5 Stars! "...a thrill to read. A gripping story of adventure and mystery. Ace was a fabulous smoky hero straight out of a movie. Lily is spunky and determined but still ladylike. The various side characters fill in a world of intrigue..." —Clean Romance Reviews
"...no matter the genre or age group, Double Crossing spins an entertaining and suspenseful tale best described as "True Grit on a Train"... history buffs will enjoy every accurate and fascinating period detail.... This is a rollicking adventure that never lags..."
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