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A March to Remember

(Hattie Davish Mystery #5)

really liked it 4.00  ·  Rating details ·  97 ratings  ·  33 reviews
Traveling secretary Hattie Davish is taking her singular talents to Washington, D.C. to help Sir Arthur Windom-Greene research his next novel. But in the winding halls of the nation’s capital, searching for the truth can sometimes lead to murder . . .
Hattie is in her element, digging through dusty basements, attics, and abandoned buildings, not to be denied until s
Paperback, 304 pages
Published September 27th 2016 by Kensington
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Sep 30, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A March to Remember is the 5th Hattie Davish historical mystery by Anna Loan-Wilsey, and it is wonderfully predictable. Predictable may sound a lot like boring, but the Hattie Davish mysteries are anything but that. No, predictable here refers to the fascinating history and characters each of these mysteries contains. Anna Loan-Wilsey does her research and it shows. What is especially appealing to me is the predictability of those amazing back stories of history, an education of the lesser publi ...more
Edith Maxwell
Aug 15, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mystery
A March to Remember is a mystery to remember. Traveling typewriter Hattie Davish goes to the nation's capital in 1894 at the time of the first major protest march. Even as her romance with her doctor beau Walter heats up - or does it? - Hattie becomes involved in politics, helping ladies of the night - and murder, of course.

Characters and costumes are richly drawn, and the history comes alive on the pages but not at the expense of the story. Loan-Wilsey's best mystery yet, I couldn't put it dow
Sep 21, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-2016
A MARCH TO REMEMBER is the rich fifth installment in the Hattie Davish mystery series. This outing finds traveling secretary Hattie in Washington City (known today as Washington, DC) in 1894, and her visit coincides with the arrival of “Coxey’s Army”, a group of unemployed men who march in the streets of the city to draw attention to their plight. This serves as the backdrop to Hattie witnessing the drowning death of a “fallen woman” and, during the march itself, the stabbing of one of the prote ...more
Carole Jarvis
Sep 28, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mystery-cozy
Reviewed at The Power of Words:

A March to Remember is a cozy mystery of quality – entertaining, informative, and impressive. Mystery, history, romance are blended together in a narrative that easily flows across the page. This book is #5 of the Hattie Davish historical series, and I regret to only have discovered Hattie as the series apparently concludes. A March to Remember can stand alone, but I’d like to read the previous mysteries.

Hattie is a traveling secretary who
Sep 19, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A MARCH TO REMEMBER shows evidence of Anna Loan-Wilsey's meticulous research and attention to detail. I always finish a Hattie Davish mystery with the fulfilling sense of having learned something about American History as well as the manners and mores of the time. This fifth entry in the series focuses on the turbulent times of early spring, 1894, when unemployment had skyrocketed and people were starving. Hattie is in Washington, D.C., with her employer, Sir Arthur, as "Coxey's Army," a group o ...more
Sharon Aguanno
Sep 19, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I just finished reading A March To Remember by Anna Loan-Wilsey and gave it 5 stars. I was not surprised that I would love every minute of this book. This entire series has been a fun experience! It is well written and the characters are extremely likable. Lots of historical research has gone into the telling of Hattie Davish's story. Lots of twists and turns until the reveal of the murderer near the end. And the ending, well let's just say I loved it! It brought tears to my eyes! (Happy tears t ...more
Sep 26, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2016
A March to Remember by Anna Loan-Wilsey is the fifth book in Hattie Davish Mystery series. Hattie Davish is in Washington, D.C. with her boss, Sir Arthur Windom-Greene (a historian and writer). They are staying with Senator Merriweather Lewis Smith and his wife, Mildred. Hattie’s beau, Dr. Walter Grice is coming to town to see Hattie and also visit with his sister, Sarah (wife of a congressman). Coxey’s Army (led by General Jacob Coxey) is heading into town on May Day for a march. Thousands of u ...more
Dec 28, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
1894, the first protest march in Washington DC finds Hattie involved in yet another interesting murder mystery. I enjoy the historical content in this series and the development of Hattie Davish, the main character. This series is a favorite of mine!
Sep 24, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I have loved all of the Hattie Davish mysteries and am sorry that this will be the last in the series. I have followed Hattie from the beginning and feel like I know her. Working as secretary for Sir Arthur Windom-Greene in the late 1800s, Hattie's curiosity gets her involved in solving yet another murder, this time in the nation's capital. Jacob Coxey and his men are marching from Ohio to speak on the plight of the unemployed. Recognized as the first march on Washington, Coxey plans to speak on ...more
Sep 25, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A March to Remember is Anna Leon-Wilsey’s latest, last, and liveliest historical mystery featuring traveling secretary Hattie Davish. The setting is Washington, D.C., and the time period is the spring of 1894 when a protest march by unemployed men, led by Ohio businessman Jacob Coxey, reached the nation’s capital. The first of two murders takes place when rumors about Coxey’s Army are circulating in the city and the second happens at the height of the army’s march through the city.

Hattie’s posit
Marie McNary
Sep 28, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Do the election season blues have you down? Don’t think you can possibly handle one more political commercial, debate, or phone call? I have the solution. Pick up a copy of Anna Loan-Wilsey’s new book, A March to Remember and read a fun, fictional account set in our nation’s capital, Washington, DC.

There was a lot I liked about this book. One of those items was the main character, Hattie is a list maker like me! She would write out and organize her thoughts throughout the book. So in honor of Ha
Leslie aka StoreyBook Reviews
I have enjoyed the adventures of Hattie Davish since the first book. She may be a prim and proper woman of the late 1800's, but she has a penchant for being in the wrong place at the wrong time which then leads to her solving a murder.

In every book I have read in this series, I am always amazed how how proper the killers are when they are revealed. They don't go running off or try and harm anyone else, they accept their fate and are rounded up by the police. Wouldn't that be nice if people acted
Oct 06, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The Hattie Davish Mystery series is like taking a pleasant walk through a sunny park - albeit with a dead body or two thrown in. Book 5 in the series has proven to be just as charming and historically riveting as the previous books.
Hattie is in Washington, D.C. with her employer, Sir Arthur, doing research as well as preparing for the arrival of Coxey's Army, a band of men marching from Ohio to the Capitol in order to draw attention to the working man's plight. Hattie is enjoying herself by sco
Aug 06, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I thoroughly enjoyed A March to Remember, which is the fifth book in the Hattie Davish Mystery series. It is a wonderful historical mystery that introduced me to Coxey's Army's peaceful march to Washington, D.C. to protest the lack of jobs in the economic depression of 1893 (which took place ironically during the Gilded Age in U. S. history). With the backdrop of the March, which was one of the most well covered media events of its time, Hattie Davish, secretary to researcher Sir Arthur Windom-G ...more
Sep 22, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The best historical mysteries are those that give you an insight into a time and place that has long since disappeared. But, at the same time, you encounter situations and emotions that cause you to think "Things haven't changed that much."
I enjoy the character of Hattie Davish and her devotion to her job and her employer. And also that she chafes at the restraints placed on women in the decade of the 1890's. So much was changing; so much stayed the same.
This 5th Hattie Davish Mystery takes pla
Kristie Dilcher
Aug 04, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I have read this author's previous books and enjoyed her historical mysteries. This book is just as good as others in the series if not better. It seems to me the author's writing has developed with each book making it a fun and entertaining read. I really enjoyed her vivid descriptions of Washington DC and politics at that time. I enjoy Hattie as the lead character. She is very likable as well as smart and spunky. I loved how the author listed Hattie's questions and thoughts to herself in numer ...more
Sep 12, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: first-reads
3.75 stars

This was my first Hattie Davish mystery and it is a solid historical cozy. The main character is an independent and strong women, acting as a secretary and research assistant to author Sir Arthur Windom-Greene. The setting is Washington D.C. in 1894 during the actual happenings of Coxey's Army's march.

The historical details were quite interesting and Hattie is an appealing character. She is incurably curious and, armed with her many lists of questions, intrepidly seeks out answers and
Deborah Martinez
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April Buchanan-jackson
Hattie has taken us many places but this time it's our nation's capital. She rubs elbows with the upper crust of government as well as those in the seedy side of life. She solves another murder all while dealing with her relationships with Walter and Sir Arthur. As the last installment of Hattie Davish she will be missed like a dear friend. ...more
Nancy Reynolds
Nov 11, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I have loved all the Hattie books. I particularly loved Hattie and Walter in this story. But I was a bit disappointed at times with Sir Arthur this time around. But I would recommend these books to anyone. The history and setting and characters are all prime. I hope to read lots more by this author in the future.
Brenda Freeman
Aug 13, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Love Hattie Davish and her spunk. Walter is the right man for her as he accepts her and encourages her to be true to herself. Looking forward to more in this series.
Oct 25, 2016 rated it really liked it
Excellent and so interesting!
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Aug 25, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Four and a half stars for A March to Remember, the fifth book in Anna Loan-Wilsey's Hattie Davish mystery series. Hattie is in Washington D.C. doing research and taking notes for Sir Arthur. As she travels the city, she is witness to a carriage accident. The male driver of the carriage flees as his female passenger drowns in a carp pond. Shortly afterward Coxey's Army (group of unemployed men) appear for the first march on Washington. Chaos ensues and one of the marchers ends up dead. Hattie is ...more
Mary BG
This final installment didn't grab me like the previous two. An extra star for the interesting history about "Coxey's Army" and the march on D.C. But the mystery itself felt flat and the final revelation identifying the murderer is probably the worst reveal I've ever read. Hattie herself is very wooden in this displaying little depth and her character development has receded from her growing complexity in previous stories. I think this needed some serious editing to bring the storytelling qualit ...more
May 11, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
As with other series I (inadvertently) start in the middle, I may need to go back to the beginning, to see more of the growth of Hattie Davish. I like the feisty, savvy secretary who balances her job, love, and a sense of propriety as she gets involved in some potentially unseemly events at Coxey's "army" makes it way to Washington, DC. A little scandal, moral uplift, and ideas about religion make this very much a period piece. (And the rehabilitation of a character to Fabius NY? Fabulous!) ...more
Davney Stahley
How many times does Hattie write a list of questions that goes on and on? How many times does she muse more questions on and on? How many notebooks does she fill? How many pens" nibs does she wear down, how many pencils does she breaks? How long did I have to endure this book to get to the end? Do I ever have to read another Hattie Davish mystery again? I hope not. ...more
Feb 18, 2021 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Wish there were more stories!

Amazingly relevant to the headlines of today. A great end to a wonderful series. The characters are timeless and the writing keeps you turning the page way past bedtime!
Nov 22, 2016 rated it really liked it
Interesting mystery and some culture of the era the book is set in. Didn't figure this one out!! Would like to read some more by the author. ...more
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As a biologist and a librarian, Anna Loan-Wilsey tracked down mysteries every day. Now as the author of the historical, cozy Hattie Davish Mysteries Series, she enjoys creating them. Anna combines her love of history and travel by sending her crime-solving Victorian private secretary to a different historic town in each book: A Lack of Temperance,an Amazon #1 Historical Mystery bestseller, Anythin ...more

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