Episode 212: Jess Montgomery

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Sheriff Lily Ross returns in The Stills, the third installment of Jess Montgomery’s series that takes place in 1920s Prohibition Era Southeastern Ohio. Trouble is, um, brewing and Lily couldn’t be busier: violations of the Volstead Act are everywhere—Lily’s best friend has rekindled her still; Lily’s own mother is reconstituting dried grapes and letting them… Read more »

Episode 185: Jess Montgomery

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The year is 1926 and Sheriff Lily Ross, the protagonist of Jess Montgomery’s historical procedural series, is exhausted. Lily—who assumed the office of Sheriff when her husband died in the line of duty—may be mourning her husband, trying to mother her children, and officially running for the office of Sheriff, but there is work to… Read more »

Episode 161: Jess Montgomery

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Jess Montgomery touches on many of the cross-currents buffeting the United States in the mid-1920’s in The Widows, the first novel in a new series featuring Lily Ross, the first woman sheriff in Ohio: women’s voting rights, Prohibition, the struggle to unionize at the mines, organized crime, child labor and educational inequality      … Read more »