A Baffling Absence-An Arabella Stewart Historical Mystery-Book 4


The Arabella Stewart Historical Mystery series is set in small-town Ohio after the Great War. Bella returns home from serving as a U.S. Army Signal Corps operator to find her family resort and hometown in dire straits, and the murder of a neighbor adds to the trouble. Much to the dismay of Constable Jax Hastings, Bella turns amateur sleuth to solve the case. As the series continues, Bella and Jax vanquish the shadows of the war, while solving a series of whodunits with a team of colorful characters. If you love history and mystery mixed with touches of humor and dashes of drama, this series is for you!

In the fourth book in the series, Bella and Jax not only work together on an investigation, they face obstacles from their pasts.


A missing teacher. Old grudges. Disappearing suspects.

What happens when a teacher from a nearby girls’ boarding school does not return from vacation? Arabella Stewart is asked to substitute, but she finds the position involves more than lesson planning. Her sleuthing skills are needed, so Bella and her friend Ida Byington, a faculty member, start investigating. Soon, Constable Jax Hastings is also on the case, and the trio work against time to solve more than one baffling absence.


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