It’s April 1953, and Zephyrette Jill McLeod is back on the rails, aboard the fabled train called the California Zephyr. Heading west from Chicago to the San Francisco Bay Area, Jill looks forward to reuniting with family members and the new man in her life. She’s learned to expect and deal with just about anything on the train, from troublesome passengers to long-lost relatives to high-stakes poker games. But the stakes just got even higher: Death has a seat at the table.
Gangsters? In Colorado? Find out more about the state’s history of organized crime that inspired Death Deals a Hand.
“A storied train rushes toward a date with death… Jill is a charming and intelligent heroine.”
“Rail enthusiasts will welcome this light mystery full of information about train travel of an earlier era.”
“Well worth a read… a top-rate accomplishment. My interest in the plot never wavered.”
“It’s a very authentic trip, rides and reads smoothly… A lovely step back in time.”
Saturday, April 23, 1 PM, Colorado Railroad Museum, Golden, CO
Saturday, June 18, 3 PM, Mamie Doud Eisenhower Public Library, Broomfield, CO (plus fiction-writing workshop at 1 PM)
Saturday, August 6, 6:30 PM, Gallery Bookshop, Mendocino, CA
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