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About the authoress

M. Rebecca Wildsmith lives near the Florida coast with her husband and daughter. She enjoys perusing British literature, writing frivolous songs on the guitar, beachcombing, and wearing dangerously tall stiletto heels (not, of course, simultaneously).

About the book


If you enjoy the suspense of Agatha Christie, the cerebral Sherlock Holmes mysteries by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, the descriptive writing style of Daphne du Maurier, or the humor of P.G. Wodehouse, you'll adore this supernatural mystery, sprinkled with humor and romance. Watch out for secret messages hidden throughout the text!


Suffering from memory problems in her old age, Hattie Vavaseur is swept off to a curious, old mansion, where she meets the enigmatic and volatile master of the house. With the assistance of a flamboyant medium, she also tries to help discover the murderer of an American salesman. Yet throughout her adventures, Hattie's existence evolves into a single purpose: uncovering the greatest mystery of her past.

In 2021, Hattie Vavaseur made it to two bestseller lists on Kindle: #22 in Paranormal & Urban Fantasy, #27 in Cozy Mystery, and nearly hit the overall bestseller list at #293!

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Worldwide reviews


"Delightfully mysterious. An engaging, imaginative, beautiful story full of mystery, intrigue, and romance. Ms. Wildsmith’s writing style is intricate and her descriptions are powerfully evocative. The dialogue is cleverly written, with bursts of humor and delight. This thrilling book will keep you in suspense until the very last page!"

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