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Mary MacDougall’s first case of 1902 seems simple enough.
Just before the 19-year-old heiress leaves for a summer holiday on Mackinac Island with her Aunt Christena, she’s hired to stop in a little town along the way and make inquiries. Did Agnes Olcott really die there of cholera? Or were there darker doings in Dillmont?
Mary’s mentor, Detective Sauer, thinks it’s merely a case of bad luck for the dead woman. But Mrs. Olcott’s daughter suspects her detested stepfather played a hand in her mother’s untimely death.
With the reluctant help of her aunt and her dear friend Edmond Roy, the young detective struggles to reveal the true fate of Agnes Olcott. As she digs ever deeper, the enemy Mary provokes could spell disaster for herself and the people she loves. But in the end, it’s the only way to banish a daughter’s doubt.
A Mary MacDougall Mystery Duet: Amazon
A Daughter’s Doubt by Richard Audry is the third in the Mary MacDougall mystery series. This historical cozy mystery was an enjoyable read that I didn’t want to put down until Mary found out ‘whodunit’. Mary is easy to like and the author makes it feel like we are seamlessly dropped into Mary’s world. I love when historical fiction has women in a non-standard role, and this series does just that. I am currently reading the two earlier novellas in the story, A Mary MacDougall Mystery Duet, and am enjoying them as well. This is a series I want to continue reading, and I hope we have many more Mary MacDougall mysteries to look forward to.
About the Author
Richard Audry is the pen name of D. R. Martin. As Richard Audry, he is the author of the King Harald Canine Cozy mystery series and the Mary MacDougall historical mystery series. Under his own name he has written the Johnny Graphic middle-grade ghost adventure series, the Marta Hjelm mystery, Smoking Ruin, and two books of literary commentary: Travis McGee & Me; and Four Science Fiction Masters.
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