The Spy on the Tennessee Walker


Product Details

$15.00  $13.80
Prospect Park Books
Publish Date
November 03, 2015
5.2 X 0.8 X 8.2 inches | 0.7 pounds
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About the Author

Linda Lee Peterson is the author of two previous Maggie Fiori mysteries, Edited to Death and The Devil's Interval. She has also written several nonfiction books, including The Stanford Century, On Flowers (Chronicle), and Linens and Candles (HarperCollins) and has written for many national publications, including the Chicago Tribune. A longtime San Franciscan and an alumna of Stanford University, Peterson now lives in Portland, Oregon.


"Readers will finish this engaging book wishing that it had gone on for many more pages."
-- Publishers Weekly

"First-person diary entries and letters bring this nineteenth-century ancestor to life... [this book] will appeal to historical-fiction readers and Civil War buffs."
-- Booklist

"Historical action, romance, and modern mystery unite as Maggie and her crew solve the mystery of The Spy on the Tennessee Walker."
-- Foreword Reviews

"The Spy on the Tennessee Walker is deliciously entertaining! Through old letters, flashbacks, and the modern-day investigations of the San Francisco-based Fiori family, the secrets of Civil War nurse Victoria Alma Cardworthy are finally unraveled, a hundred and fifty years later. Amateur sleuth Maggie Fiori is a thoroughly contemporary character, but thanks to author Linda Lee Peterson's facility with historic fiction, Victoria will capture every reader's heart."
-- Edgar Award-winning author Naomi Hirahara, author of the Mas Arai and Ellie Rush mystery series

"The Spy on the Tennessee Walker is an eloquent and impassioned love letter to history and heroism, Southern cooking and storytelling, secret-keeping and clever sleuthing, and--above all--to smart, sassy, and fearless women. 'Write what you know, ' goes the old saying. Linda Lee Peterson wrote the book--again!--on smart, sassy, and fearless."
-- New York Times-bestselling author Jefferson Bass

"A captivating tale of generations-long hidden secrets of spies, forbidden love, and the Civil War. I am a Linda Lee Peterson fan."
-- Robert Dugoni, #1 Amazon and New York Times-bestselling author of My Sister's Grave

"Linda Lee Peterson returns with another stellar story featuring San Francisco reporter-turned-sleuth Maggie Fiori. In The Spy on the Tennessee Walker, Peterson moves deftly between the present day and the Civil War as she spins a compelling and moving tale of Maggie's ancestors. Expertly plotted and skillfully executed, The Spy is a powerful and irresistible tale that will keep you reading late into the night. Highly recommended."
-- Sheldon Siegel, New York Times-bestselling author of the Mike Daley/Rosie Fernandez novels