Death of the Chinese Field HandsAuthor: Anne Louise Bannon Category: Mystery Buy on Amazon
A night of chaos leads to more murders. It’s October 24, 1871, and violence errupts in Los Angeles. Eighteen Chinese men are lynched by a mob. Physician and winemaker Maddie Wilcox is glad that the three Chinese field hands she employs are safe. Until one is found dead in her vineyard. A distinctive boot print and a bit of jewelry are all Maddie and her friends have to go on, as Maddie continues to battle the usual panoply of injuries and rampant diseases that plague the pueblo. Surrounded by prejudice, daunted by her own limitations, Maddie’s hold on her passions starts slipping. Can she keep her temper in check long enough to find the killer?