Double Crossing by Meg Mims
WINNER of the 2012 BEST FIRST NOVEL Spur Award from Western Writers of America AND a 2012 FINALIST for the USA BOOK NEWS Awards – for Fiction: Western
A murder arranged as a suicide … a missing deed … and a bereft daughter whose sheltered world is shattered.
August, 1869: Lily Granville is stunned by her father’s murder. Only one other person knows about a valuable California gold mine deed — both are now missing. Lily heads west on the newly opened transcontinental railroad, determined to track the killer. She soon realizes she is no longer the hunter but the prey.
As things progress from bad to worse, Lily is uncertain who to trust–the China-bound missionary who wants to marry her, or the wandering Texan who offers to protect her … for a price. Will Lily survive the journey and unexpected betrayal?
About Meg Mims:
Award-winning author and artist Meg Mims lives in Southeastern Michigan with her husband, a ‘Make My Day’ Malti-poo dog and a sweet Lhasa Apso-mix rescue dog — the “hero” of Santa Paws. She’s loved reading mystery, western, historical, romance and other genre fiction since first grade’s adventures of Spot, Dick and Jane.
She’s a staff writer at Lake Effect Living, an on-line magazine and has published hundreds of freelance articles. Meg enjoys gardening, crafts, watercolor painting – anything but housework
From the Author:
I wrote Double Crossing as a twist of TRUE GRIT and MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS, two of my favorite books/movies. I was both astonished and honored to win the Western Writers of America Spur Award for Best First Novel – and yet the adventures of Lily and Ace were not quite enough for one book.
I’d planned Double or Nothing as the sequel, and the pressure was on after my award to write as good if not better book the second time around! I hope readers agree, and enjoy the series as a whole.
“Vivid historical fiction mixed with murder, suspense and a lovely dash of romance makes Double Crossing by Meg Mims an out of the ballpark hit.” — Romancing the Book
5 Stars! “…a thrill to read. A gripping story of adventure and mystery. Ace was a fabulous smoky hero straight out of a movie. Lily is spunky and determined but still ladylike. The various side characters fill in a world of intrigue…” Clean Romance Reviews
“…no matter the genre or age group, Double Crossing spins an entertaining and suspenseful tale best described as “True Grit on a Train”… history buffs will enjoy every accurate and fascinating period detail…. This is a rollicking adventure that never lags…” Lake Effect Living