Thursday, August 3, 2017

The Missing Masterpiece by Jeanne M. Dams

Dorothy and Alan plan another vacation together.  You'd think they'd learn from the others they've attempted to take, but no...

Severn House and Net Galley let me read this book for review (thank you).  It will be published September 1st.  

The first thing that happens is that Alan falls and breaks his ankle.  She's ready to cancel the trip but they've already bought the tickets and reserved their room.  They're non-refundable.  He tells her to go on without him and as soon as the doctor approves, he'll join her.  She hates going by herself and misses him dreadfully, but she's determined to have fun and see the wonders by herself.  What she never expected was to get into the middle of a search for missing manuscripts and music.

Her feet are wet and she slips down some stairs at museum she's walking through.  The guide stays with her and escorts her home.  She knows there is more to him than he's saying.  The more people she meets, the more she finds lying to her.  When Alan arrives, he agrees with her.  They run an unofficial investigation trying to find out who tried to drown a German woman (who actually was an American man, someone lied to the police) and who knocked a tourist down a stair well into a place cut off from the public.  The deeper they dig, they decide the three people they suspect couldn't be the guilty party.  It's trying to find an invisible player that proves challenging.

Ms. Dams always writes good mysteries, throws some history in, and makes the crimes difficult to solve but a retired school teacher and a retired police inspector always figure it out!

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