The Six-Week Solution

Historical Mystery
Winner of Two Book Awards

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Divorce can be murder!

From award-winning author Paula Darnell comes this fast paced historical mystery.

Never guessing that their very lives might be in danger, well-to-do women come from all over the country to stay at guest ranches around Reno to establish the six weeks' residency required for a quickie Nevada divorce in 1955.

When a Circle E Ranch guest dies after her Cadillac plunges off Mount Rose Highway, a mountain road between Lake Tahoe and Reno, Washoe County Deputy Sheriff Ben Cameron is assigned to investigate the accident. His inquiries lead him to question everyone at the Circle E, where he meets Mary, an attractive prospective divorcée from New York.

Unfortunately, Mary soon has an accident of her own. In the meantime, Ben's case takes a turn as twisty as the Mount Rose Highway, and when Mary suffers a second accident, he figures that someone is out to get her. Unless Ben can discover who's targeting the out-of-towners, some of them won't live long enough to have their day in court. 
What Reviewers Are Saying

"This thoroughly engrossing mystery is especially recommended for detective story readers looking for a blend of intrigue set against Nevada historical and cultural backdrops."
  ~ D. Donovan, Senior Reviewer, Midwest Book Review
"The action takes us from Nevada to California and back, with unexpected twists and turns that keep the reader guessing until the end . . . Darnell ably conveys the strain of the enforced six-week stay with a group of strangers who all have their own baggage and have nothing in common other than their wish for a quickie divorce. An interesting reminder of an almost forgotten piece of Americana."  
 ~ Historical Novel Society
"an easy to read page turner, I read it in two sittings! The plot line is well thought out and leaves you guessing until the conclusion as to who the perpetrator is. . . . If you enjoy a whodunnit murder mystery, this book is for you."      
~Cup of Toast
"This was a really interesting read . . .  If you like historical fiction and crime, this is perfect for you; the period detail helps shape the way the investigation goes which grounds it in the time and place."                                                                                  ~ Ramblingmads
"Like many of the characters in the story I came for the location but was spellbound by the story. . . this is a great story and one that I recommend checking out. It is the first book that I have read by Paula Darnell but it definitely won't be my last."   
 ~ J. Bronder Book Reviews
***Public Safety Writers Association 2020 Book Award Winner*** 
***National Federation of Press Women 2021 Award Winner*** 

ebook - ISBN: 978-1-887402-00-2 - $4.99
paperback - 978-1-887402-01-9 - $15.95
hardcover (large print) - 978-1-887402-02-6 - $36.95
Published by Campbell and Rogers Press