I read the first book in this series, Desolation Row, a couple of years ago. In case you never saw that review here it is. I was 19 in 1969 and vividly remember a lot of what went on back then. Although I was never really into Women's Liberation fully--I was kind of how Austin related to it. I was all for it--but my upbringing kept me away from any of the action. I almost made it to Woodstock-oh well-I'm not really into camping out or crowds and from what I heard that was really MUDDY. My Mom had something to do with me not going as well----
This book will keep you intrigued and guessing. Who was killing the women who belonged to the Women's Lib groups? Will Austin be able to figure it out before her husband gets really angry and insists she goes home? I loved all the characters in the book and think you will too!!
If you were around in 1969 and cognizant of what was happening--this may take you down memory lane as well. It was a time of transition, that is for sure!
About the Book: (from Amazon)
Kay Kendall's Rainy Day Women is the second book in the Austin Starr Mystery series. In 1969, during the week of the Manson murders and Woodstock, the intrepid amateur sleuth, infant in tow, flies across the continent to support a friend suspected of murdering women's liberation activists in Seattle and Vancouver. Then her former CIA trainer warns that an old enemy has contracted a hit on her. Her anxious husband demands that she give up her quest and fly back to him. How much should Austin risk when tracking the killer puts her and her baby's life in danger?
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About the Author: (from Amazon)
Kay Kendall is an international award-winning public relations executive who lives in Texas with her husband, five house rabbits, and spaniel Wills. Growing up during the Cold War, she recalls being excited when an ICBM (intercontinental ballistic missile) was installed near her hometown in Kansas. A fan of historical mysteries and the brilliant spy novels of John le Carré, she set her debut mystery during the Vietnam War, a key conflict of last century not already overrun with novels.
The author says her mysteries will feature women caught in their own battles during that unusual war era. "In Desolation Row I explore what life was like for a typical young woman--not a headline maker, not a Hanoi Jane or Angela Davis, but a moderate who nonetheless got swept up by history's tides during the turbulent sixties. All that turmoil lends itself to drama, intrigue, and murder." Kendall's now working on her second Austin Starr mystery, Rainy Day Women.
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