Evoking the spirit and hardships of small-town America during World War II, Carolyn Hart's beautifully written story follows a young reporter, Gretchen Gilman, who investigates the puzzling murder of an acquaintance. Gretchen's assignments at the local newspaper weren't very exciting, but the job was a good opportunity for a young woman with talent and ambition. That summer everyone was talking about Faye Tatum, who was found dead in her living room. Gretchen knew that the circumstances of Faye's life and death were much different than people imagined, and she was determined to uncover the truth once and for all - even if it meant writing a story that would haunt her for the rest of her life. An accomplished departure from Hart's sparkling Death on Demand series.

"If I were to teach a class on how to write a mystery, I would make Carolyn Hart required reading." (Los Angeles Times)


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“Hart has created a fabulous two-in-one: an excellent mystery and the poignant memoirs of her heroine, Gretchen Grace Gilman...The obviously well-researched history draws the reader into this atypical whodunit. Characters are Steinbeck vivid, as is the sense of time and place. Hart masterfully portrays an American small town during WWII.”—Publishers Weekly (starred review)

“[R]eaders...will be touched by Gretchen’s bruising encounters with wartime morality and Hart’s...rendition of rationing, manless households, and feminine gumption.”—Kirkus Reviews

“In Letter From Home the scene of the crime is bygone days in small-town Oklahoma. It took me back to my own boyhood and just such a summer...You’ll enjoy it.”—New York Times bestselling author Tony Hillerman

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