Thursday, June 20, 2019

Killer in the Carriage House: A Victorian Village Mystery by Sheila Connolly

She'd moved away long ago but when her best friend calls her and says the little town she grew up in is dying, she goes back with an idea of how to revitalize it.  Part of the town is enthused, the other part isn't sure.  She's got a big job ahead of her and she's not being paid.  Maybe later...

Minotaur Books and Edelweiss let me read this book for review (thank you).  It will be published July 9th.

She thinks they can remove the worn, falling down exteriors and restore them to original.  She wants to make the main part of town Victorian so it will be a tourist attraction.  But it will take money and the townfolks don't have any.  She understands this and starts pulling in other resources and people to help.

There is the Barton mansion which is a tribute to Victorian times.  Mr. Barton spent a lot of money on that.  Right now, she wants to get all the old papers out of the attic.  They already had a find in them in the past, some papers from Clara Barton.  Who knows what else might be there?

She takes the papers to the library and lets the expert she called in look them over.  Nothing much there.  So where were his work papers?

In the meantime, a young man wants to come in the library but she tells him it's closed and he'll need to talk to city administration to seek a visit.  The next  time she sees him, he's dead in the library.  Who killed him and why?

This was an entertaining read with lots of unknown connections coming together at the end.  The town might get revitalized yet! 

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