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Ancestry Detective

Meet the Ancestry Detective, Lucy Lancaster, a Texan genealogist who uses her research skills to solve murders both past and present. In the first book in this fun, cozy mystery series from S.C. Perkins, Murder Once Removed, Lucy discovers a daguerreotype photograph and journal that proves a Texas billionaire was murdered back in 1849. After linking the murderer to a relation of a present-day U.S. senator, Lucy must face the dangerous ramifications of her investigations. “A delightful debut spiced with a tempestuous romance and certain to appeal to fans of genealogical research and history” (Kirkus Reviews).

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    • Murder Once Removed

    • Ancestry Detective (Volume 1)
      S. C. Perkins
      St. Martin's Publishing Group

    • S.C. Perkins' Murder Once Removed is the captivating first mystery in the Ancestry Detective series, in which Texas genealogist Lucy Lancaster uses her skills to solve murders in...

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S. C. Perkins

S. C. Perkins is a fifth-generation Texan who grew up hearing fascinating stories of her ancestry and eating lots of great Tex-Mex, both of which inspired the plot of her debut mystery novel. Murder Once Removed was the winner of the 2017 Malice Domestic Best First Traditional Mystery competition.

She resides in Houston and, when she’s not writing or working at her day job, she’s likely outside in the sun, on the beach, or riding horses.

Annie Hewitt Photography

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