A Hannah Ives Mystery

By Marcia Talley
Dell - August 1999
ISBN: 0440235170

Reviewed by: Brenda Weeaks, MyShelf.Com
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Marcia Talley was the winner of the 1998 Malice Domestic Grant. 

I am certain when you open the cover and read the excerpt titled, Swan Song, you will instantly take a liking to Hannah Ives. She comes across as an honest, witty, and courageous character. 

After surviving surgery and treatment for breast cancer, and a job lay-off, Hannah goes to stay with her sister-in-law, Connie, at the family farm near Pearson's Corner, an old fishing community on the Truxton River in Southern Maryland. While there she discovers a body in a well. Being the person she is, Hannah feels since she is the one who discovered the body, she has an obligation to the victim to solve the murder. This is one obligation that leads her and Connie in to some dangerous waters.... 

Marcia Talley is coming out of the chute strong with her first mystery. I understand this is to be a series and I’m glad to hear it. I'd like to see more about her husband, daughter and son-in-law. IMHO, Hannah Ives is going to be one of our favorite protagonists and Marcia Talley will be one of our most talked about writers. 

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