Arsenic and Old Books

Version: Unabridged
Author: Miranda James
Narrator: Erin Bennett
Genres: Detective Stories
Publisher: Tantor Audio
Published In: January 2015
# of Units: 7 CDs
Length: 9 hours
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Overview

Lucinda Beckwith Long, the mayor of Athena, has donated a set of Civil War-era diaries to the archives of Athena College. The mayor would like Charlie to preserve and to substantiate them as a part of the Long family legacy-something that could benefit her son, Beck, as he prepares to campaign for the state senate.

Beck's biggest rival is Jasper Singletary, and their families have been bitter enemies since the Civil War. He'd like to get a look at the diaries in an attempt to expose the Long family's past sins. Meanwhile, a history professor at the college is also determined to get her hands on the books in a last-ditch bid for tenure.

Now Charlie is left with a catalog of questions. The diaries seem worth killing for, and one thing is certain: Charlie will need to be careful, because the more he reads, the closer he could be coming to his final chapter . . .

Author Details

Author Details

James, Miranda

Miranda James is the pen name of New York Times bestselling, award-winning author Dean James. His books include the Simon Kirby-Jones series, the Wanda Nell Culpepper series, the Silver Dagger series, and the Agatha Award winner By a Woman's Hand, which he cowrote with fellow librarian Jean Swanson. Miranda lives in Texas.