The Famous Dar Murder Mystery

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Macmillan, Jul 15, 1995 - Fiction - 198 pages
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The search of the grave of a Revolutionary War soldier takes a bizarre turn when four members of the Old Orchard Fort chapter stumble on a modern-day corpse. Though the sheriff dismisses the body as a transient battered in a drunken brawl, one of the ladies, organist Helen Delaporte, has other ideas. First, there are the victim's finely manicured hands...and then there is the map dropped at the scene of the crime.

Soon the members, including feisty, eighty-six-year-old Harriet Bushrow, are rebels with a cause, mounting an investigation of their own. Of course, when the press catches wind of it, they go to town. the coveted publicity for their chapter sets the ladies reveling...until Helen's windshield is showered with bullets...and it's clear that their new pet project could spell deadly ends for them all.

Told in the alternating voices of chapter members and other colorful characters, Graham Landrum's stunning debut novel is the first in a delightful series narrated by members of the community of Borderville (smack on the Virginia-Tennessee line).
 

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Any one who is a NSDAR Daughter must read this humorousness and charming book. I didn't stop chuckling at the cute little scenes of the Daughter who was in charge of making sure the news papers ... Read full review

The famous D. A. R. murder mystery

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First novelist Landrum advances his plot with wit, grace, and warmth as several Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) ladies relate their roles in solving a murder. When four members of the Old ... Read full review

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Contents

BROWN SPRING AND WHAT WE FOUND THERE
1
HOW THE OLD ORCHARD FORT CHAPTER GOT SO MUCH PUBLICITY
19
HOW I CAME TO BE AT CROSSPURPOSES WITH OUR SHERIFF
24
HOW THE PUBLICITY BEGAN TO SPREAD
51
IDENTIFYING THE BODY OF LUÍS GARCÍA
54
WHO LUÍS GARCÍA VALERA REALLY WAS
62
TRACING THE DROVER LINE FROM JACOB DROVER TO THE PRESENT
65
WE LOOK FOR THE RIGHT DROVER
74
HELEN DELAPORTES REClTAL AT SAINT EWALDS
100
HOW HARRIET BUSHROW BEGAN TO TAKE A SPECIAL INTEREST IN THE DAR MURDER MYSTERY
111
THE JUNE MEETING
125
OUR VISIT TO THE STRIP SHOW
132
JOSEPHS COAT OF A CERTAIN COLOR
144
WHAT I SAW IN ROANOKE
164
WHAT I SAW AND HOW I GOT THE EVIDENCE
171
HOW THE TENNESSEE SHERIFFS DEPARTMENT TOOK OVER THE CASE
184

THE DEDICATION OF THE PHILIPSON MARKER
96

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