Coming May 7, 2019
It’s 1887, and Annie and Buffalo Bill’s Wild West Show are invited to Queen Victoria’s Jubilee celebration in London, England. But their long journey across the Atlantic takes a turn for the worst when the queen’s royal servant ends up dead and Annie’s husband, Frank Butler, falls suspiciously ill. Annie soon discovers that the two events are connected—and may possibly be precursors to an assassination attempt on the queen.
In London, it becomes clear there is rampant unrest in the queen’s kingdom—the Irish Fenian Brotherhood, as well as embittered English subjects, are teeming in the streets. But amid the chaos, even while she prepares for the show, Annie is determined to find the truth. With the help of a friend and reporter, Emma Wilson, the renowned poet Oscar Wilde, and the famous socialite Lillie Langtry, Annie sets out to hunt down the queen’s enemies—and find out why they want to kill England’s most beloved monarch.
Girl with a Gun Gets Great Reviews!
Award-Winning Mystery Writer Kari Bovee introduces an inspired historical mystery series featuring America’s beloved Annie Oakley as an amateur sleuth.
Annie Oakley joins Buffalo Bill’s Wild West Show to become an American Icon. But when a series of crimes take place during their travels, including the murder of her Indian assistant, Annie fears someone is out to get her. With the help of a sassy, blue-blooded reporter, Annie sets out to solve the crimes that threaten her good name.
“Bovee’s debut novel’s entertaining elements keep readers guessing, including romance, rivalries, jealousy, and at least one evil character from Annie’s past. The prose has a charming simplicity, which keeps the attention focused on the action and the well-developed protagonist. A quick, fun read with engaging rodeo scenes.” – Kirkus Reviews
In this prequel novella to Girl with a Gun, we get a glimpse into the life of Annie Oakley before she becomes the most famous sharpshooting woman of all time. In 1883, Annie is farmed out to the McCrimmons, a couple she calls “the wolves,” to help her poverty-stricken family. Suffering from abuse and neglect, Annie settles into a life of despair. But when Mr. McCrimmon threatens the life of his horse Buck, Annie’s only friend, she finds strength to save the horse and herself—no matter the cost.
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