Title Profile & Character Information

The Darling Dahlias and the Texas Star

Annotation
National bestselling author Susan Wittig Albert returns to the small town of Darling, Alabama, in the 1930s where the Darling Dahlias, the colorful ladies of a garden club, are anything but shrinking violets when it comes to rooting out criminals
The Texas Star herself Miss Lily Dare, the fastest woman in the world is bringing her Dare Devils Flying Circus to Darling. Unfortunately, she s also bringing a whole lot of trouble. As the Dahlias prepare for the annual Watermelon Festival where they will present the famous female aviatrix with her own Texas Star hibiscus rumors are flying.
Dahlias president Liz Lacy learns from newspaperman Charlie Dickens that Miss Dare has been threatened and her plane sabotaged. Apparently the bold and beautiful barnstormer has made plenty of enemies. And is it possible she may even be involved with the husband of one of Darling s local ladies?
And speaking of wings, the new cook at Myra May s Darling Diner can fry a chicken andwhip up a sweet potato meringue pie like nobody s business. But why is she keeping her past such a mystery?
As the Texas Star barnstorms into town, Liz and Verna Tidwell offer to help bring down a saboteur who may be propelled by revenge. Before it s all over, there will be plenty of black eyes and dark secrets revealed
Includes Southern-Style Depression-Era Recipes "

Characters
NameLacy, Elizabeth "Lizzy"
GenderFemale
OccupationColumnist

NameTidwell, Verna
GenderFemale
OccupationManager
TraitWidow

GenreFiction
Mystery
    --Women sleuths
    --Gardening
    --Cozy
Suspense
Historical
TopicsSouthern life
Southern women
Gardeners
Gardening
Stunt flying
Sabotage
Great Depression
Festivals
Small town gossip
Infidelity
Women pilots
SettingAlabama
Small town