WINNER of the 2012 BEST FIRST NOVEL Spur Award from Western Writers of America AND a 2012 FINALIST for the USA BOOK NEWS Awards – for Fiction: Western
August, 1869: Lily Granville is stunned by her father’s murder. Only one other person knows about a valuable California gold mine deed — both are now missing. Lily heads west on the newly opened transcontinental railroad, determined to track the killer. She soon realizes she is no longer the hunter but the prey. As things progress from bad to worse, Lily is uncertain who to trust–the China-bound missionary who wants to marry her, or the wandering Texan who offers to protect her … for a price. Will Lily survive the journey and unexpected betrayal?
"Vivid historical fiction mixed with murder, suspense and a lovely dash of romance makes Double Crossing by Meg Mims an out of the ballpark hit." Romancing the Book
5 Stars! "...a thrill to read. A gripping story of adventure and mystery. Ace was a fabulous smoky hero straight out of a movie. Lily is spunky and determined but still ladylike. The various side characters fill in a world of intrigue..." Clean Romance Reviews
"...no matter the genre or age group, Double Crossing spins an entertaining and suspenseful tale best described as "True Grit on a Train"... history buffs will enjoy every accurate and fascinating period detail.... This is a rollicking adventure that never lags..." Lake Effect Living
From the Author
I wrote Double Crossing as a twist of TRUE GRIT and MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS, two of my favorite books/movies. I was both astonished and honored to win the Western Writers of America Spur Award for Best First Novel - and yet the adventures of Lily and Ace were not quite enough for one book. I'd planned Double or Nothing as the sequel, and the pressure was on after my award to write as good if not better book the second time around! I hope readers agree, and enjoy the series as a whole.
About the Author
Born and raised in Michigan, Meg loves watching the four seasons, visiting lighthouses in the Great Lakes and reading books. She lives with her husband and dog — a “make my day” Malti-poo. Her beloved Lhasa Apso rescue dog is featured in Santa Paws, and her daughter's black cat is the star of Santa Claws -- both are chasing each other beyond the Rainbow Bridge now. Meg is also one-half of the D.E. Ireland writing team for the Eliza Doolittle & Henry Higgins mystery series published by St. Martin's Minotaur.
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