Thursday, November 10, 2022
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1887: The Day They Turned off the Water
by A.E. Wasserman
Publication Date: October 4, 2022
Genre: Historical Thriller/Novella
This historical mystery thriller, a novella in the Langsford Mysteries, takes readers back to the American Old West where the fight for water in California is just beginning.
Spring 1887. Melting snowpack from the High Sierras will soon turn California’s central valley into lush fields, but an armed man with a Sharps rifle shut off a headwater gate to a watery-ditch and stood guard. After an unexpected confrontation with Double B Ranch owner, Jake Sanders, along with ranch-hand Kacha, this gunman now lies died and Jake along with wounded Kacha, are both jailed for murder.
The unscrupulous lobbyist who “steals to get the office and who gets the office to steal,” Billy “Boss” Carr, claims to know nothing about the man or the situation, in spite of owning the land where the headwater gate is. Water is profitable for Carr, however, and he is aligned with both the prosecutor and judge. It is up to Jake’s wife, Sally, to find a way to prove Jake and Kacha’s innocence: the truth of the matter. But with these powerful men stacking the odds against her, can she?
“Few writers can do what Wasserman has done: weave a historical thriller around the early battles over California water rights and the entrenched racism toward Blacks and the region’s Native Americans. Authentic characters enrich this crisp, exciting legal/thriller.” – Pamela Sheppard, Publishing Consultant
“A thrilling read, with twists and turns up until the very end.” – Will Klipstine, Hollywood Screenwriter/Producer
About the Author
The daughter of a newspaperman, A.E. Wasserman grew up in a household filled with books and stories. At age 14, she wrote her first novella and never stopped writing.
She is the author of the mystery/thriller Langsford Mystery Series–think Sherlock Holmes meets Downton Abbey. When Lord Langsford stretches the boundaries of Victorian Society, he finds himself in dire situations and must save others as well as himself from spies, thieves, and murderers.
Wasserman’s work, critically acclaimed as “richly atmospheric,” is being noticed by readers and critics alike, and has garnered international attention, not only in the U.S., but Europe and the U.K. as well. She recently received top honors from Writer’s Digest for her work.
After graduating from The Ohio State University, she lived in London, then San Francisco. Currently, she resides in Southern California with her family and her muse, a Border Collie named Topper.
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Excerpt at CelticLady’s Reviews
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Review at Novels Alive
Monday, December 19
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Friday, December 23
Feature at Coffee and Ink
Tuesday, December 27
Feature at Books, Ramblings, and Tea
Friday, December 30
Review at Passages to the Past
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