Leslie Wheeler
Five Star/Gale/Cengage Learning
ISBN: #1-59414-288-2

When author and historian, Miranda Lewis, accepts an invitation from her old college roommate and her roommate's father, a handsome, courtly Virginian, to attend a reenactment of the Gettysburg Battle over the Fourth of July weekend, she hopes to recapture the magic of the long-ago summer she spent with them.  But the jaunt down memory lane turns into a nightmare when her roommate's estranged husband, a hardcore Confederate reenactor, dies during a reenactment of Pickett's Charge.  When the husband's death begins to look suspicious, Miranda sets out to discover what really happened.  As she plunges into the strange and sometimes scary world of Civil War reenactors, she uncovers a string of betrayals that have resulted in mayhem and ultimately murder.  The revelations force Miranda to shed certain cherished illusions about people and events of both the past and present, and to risk her life to uncover a cunning killer.