Deadly Design: A Deadly Past Mystery

Deadly Design: A Deadly Past Mystery

by Marion Moore Hill
     
 

What promises to be a perfect summer for Millie Kirchner—a chance to volunteer at the archaeology site at Poplar Forest, Thomas Jefferson’s secret retreat—turns ominous as first an archaeology intern and then Millie’s housemate are murdered. A secret involving a stolen ring ties the nearby mansion called Highgrove, possibly designed by

Overview

What promises to be a perfect summer for Millie Kirchner—a chance to volunteer at the archaeology site at Poplar Forest, Thomas Jefferson’s secret retreat—turns ominous as first an archaeology intern and then Millie’s housemate are murdered. A secret involving a stolen ring ties the nearby mansion called Highgrove, possibly designed by Jefferson, to a member of the Lewis and Clark expedition. Exhaustive research leads Millie to discover that the deadly past holds the key to the murders in the continuation of this series that links the doings of a founding father to modern times.

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"A wealth of Virginia history. A rich and complex story . . . works on multiple levels. Mystery fans, history buffs and people who revere Mr. Jefferson will find it irresistible."  —Richmond Times-Dispatch

Richmond Times-Dispatch
A wealth of Virginia history . . . works on multiple levels. Mystery fans, history buffs and people who revere Mr. Jefferson will find it irresistible.
Library Journal
Hill's follow-up to Deadly Will revolves around Thomas Jefferson's secret retreat at Poplar Forest. At a nearby estate, which may have been designed by Jefferson, an assistant archaeologist is murdered, and history buff and amateur sleuth Millie Kirchner investigates. VERDICT The mystery gets lost in the excessive rumination over Jefferson's life and side trips to Virginia's tourist attractions. [See Prepub Mystery, LJ 5/1/09.]

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781935421009
Publisher:
Pemberley Press
Publication date:
09/01/2009
Series:
Deadly Past Mystery series
Pages:
329
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.90(d)

Meet the Author

Marion Moore Hill is the author of the Deadly Past Mystery and the Scrappy Librarian Mystery series and the inaugural winner of Whispering Willow mystery magazine's Dagger award. She lives in Durant, Oklahoma.

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