Monday, 9 June 2014


I am delighted to be a part of Great Escapes Virtual Book Tours and today my stop is for A Sense of Entitlement by Anna Loan-Wilsey.

A Sense of Entitlement
Anna Loan-Wilsey

A Hatte Davish Mystery, Book 3

Publisher:  Kensington
Published:  24 June 2014
Genre:  Historical Mystery
Pages:  336

Travelling secretary and dilettante detective Hattie Davish is bringing her talents to a small New England town whose wealthy residents have more secrets than they do money. . .

When Hattie Davish’s job takes her to Newport, Rhode Island, she welcomes the opportunity for a semi-vacation, and perhaps even a summer romance. But her hopes for relaxation are dashed when she learns that members of the local labor unions are at odds with Newport’s gentry. Amidst flaring tensions, an explosion rocks the wharf. In the ensuing turmoil, Mr. Harland Whitwell, one of Newport’s most eminent citizens, is found stabbed to death, his hands clutching a strike pamphlet.

All signs point to a vengeful union member bent on taking down the aristocracy, but Hattie starts digging and finds a few skeletons in the closets of the impeccable Whitwell mansion. As she strikes down the whispers spilling out of Newport’s rumor mill, she’ll uncover a truth more scandalous than anyone imagined–and a killer with a rapacious sense of entitlement. . .


My Thoughts:

A Sense of Entitlement is a delightfully entertaining read set in the 1890's with amateur sleuth and travelling secretary Hattie Davish who is a smart and practical young woman.

I found it very slow going at first but when it picked up I really enjoyed the story as Hattie digs into the world of the unions and social climbers in Rhode Island.

This is the third in the series and although some characters reappear in this book it still felt like a stand alone novel.

I was eagerly turning the pages to discover the killer's identity.  This is the kind of mystery that I really enjoy, interesting characters, a clever and engaging heroine and a plot that's easy to follow.

I'll definitely be looking out for more Hattie Davish adventures to come in the future.



About The Author
Hardin-Baylor, Texas A&M University-Commerce and most recently, Iowa State University, publishing in several scientific peer-reviewed journals. A Lack of Temperance, her first novel and first in the Hattie Davish Mysteries series, was the #1 bestselling historical mystery on She is a member of Mystery Writers of America and Sisters in Crime. A Sense of Entitlement, the third in the series, is due out in June. Anna lives in a Victorian farmhouse near Ames, Iowa with her inquisitive four year old, her old yellow dog and her very funny, very patient husband, where she is happily working on Hattie’s next adventure.
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Follow the Tour

June 2 – rantin’ ravin’ and reading – Review, Interview, Giveaway

June 3 – Carstairs Considers – Review, Giveaway

June 4 – Queen of All She Reads - Review, Guest Post, Giveaway

June 5 – Escape With Dollycas Into A Good Book – Spotlight, Giveaway

June 5 – StoreyBook Reviews – Review, Giveaway

June 6 – Back Porchervations – Review

June 7 – Books-n-Kisses – Review, Guest Post, Giveaway

June 8 –  Cozy Up With Kathy – Interview

June 9 – Carole’s Book Corner – Review

June 10 – Celticlady’s Reviews – Review

June 11 – Mystery Playground – Interview, Giveaway

June 12 – A Chick Who Reads – Review

June 13 – Shelley’s Book Case – Review, Giveaway

June 14 – Deal Sharing AuntReview, Guest Post, Giveaway

June 15The Reading Room – Review



If you would like to receive a print copy of A Sense of Entitlement please leave a comment below *with your email address* and I will pick a winner at random 
Ends 15 June 2014
US/Canada only


Giveaway for 1 set of autographed books of the entire Hattie Davish Mystery Series. 
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  1. Replies
    1. You're in the draw Debbie, thanks for entering and Good Luck!

  2. Love the cover..would love to win!!
    Carol Smith

  3. Hi Carol, the cover is fabulous isn't it. Good luck and thanks for entering!

  4. I'm so excited about the release of this book!

    1. Good luck in the draw, Alyssa.
      Thanks for stopping by.

  5. What a great giveaway! Fingers crossed. Raquel36m (at) gmail (dot) com.

    1. Hi Raquel, good luck and thanks for following me on Bloglovin!

  6. Really want to read this series.

    1. I hope you get the chance, Patricia. Good luck in the draw.

  7. Anna Loan-Wilsey is a new author that I found out about recently as I was trying to find more books about Newport, RI. I happen to just finish another book in a new series by Alyssa Maxwell, so when I saw Anna's book A Sense of Entitlement, I just knew that I had to have this book and to hopefully get all the others as well in the Hattie series. Having lived in New England all of my life, we spent a lot of time in and around Newport, so these books hold a location very near and dear to my heart. I would absolutely love to win this series and will post the reviews as soon as they are completed. Thank you so much for having this contest. I have been confined to bed due to a very bad infection on my leg and foot for four months now, so thank goodness for books. Love this site and the tours and reading about all the authors. I find so many new authors this way.

    Thanks again.

    1. Hi Cynthia, Congratulations! You are the winner of a print copy of A Sense of Entitlement. Please email me your postal address to purplecards (at)



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