Jane Thistle was happily married to a career military officer whose job took her all around the globe. But now that he’s passed, she’s happy to call the quaint town of Tullulah, Alabama, her new home. Her new best friend, Phoebe Twigg, is also a widow, and has lived in Tullulah all her life. Phoebe is about as different as could be from the worldly and refined Jane. But Phoebe’s warm, welcoming Southern nature wins her over, and the two women end up making quite a pair. Especially when they stumble over a dead body while on a walk in the woods…
And that’s not all: Someone is threatening Jane’s neighbor, a local old recluse who seems to have more interest in the land than in its inhabitants. Then a firebomb explodes in Phoebe’s kitchen. And random unexplainable sounds and objects keep disrupting the peace and quiet at Jane’s house. What on earth is going on in the otherwise ordinary town of Tullulah? Now it’s up to the extraordinary team of Thistle and Twigg to find out….
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“The gutsy gals’ debut is full of paranormal twists and amusingly cozy characters.” —Kirkus Reviews
“A winning twist on the Southern cozy.”—Publishers Weekly
“Thistle & Twigg mixes mystery, fantasy, and fairy dust into a delightful concoction.”—Cozy Library
“The most entertaining and innovative series debut in many years…brims with intelligence, humor, and insightfulness.” —Carolyn Hart, author of Dead Days of Summer
“Phoebe and Jane, with their quite different personalities, make an interesting team in this…satisfying debut.”—Booklist
MARY SAUMS was born and raised in northern Alabama. After college, she worked as a recording engineer in Muscle Shoals on gold and platinum albums by Bob Dylan, Roy Orbison, Jimmy Buffett, Glenn Frey, and others. Her poetry has won a Tennessee Writers Alliance Award. The author of several short stories and three previous novels, she lives in Nashville, Tennessee.