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Deadly Will
     

Deadly Will

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by Marion Moore Hill
 

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History meets mystery in this clever novel in which the American Revolution, murder, and antiques all play a part. In 1789, Nathan Henry, neighbor of Benjamin Franklin, drafts a will modeled on Franklin's, leaving his fortune and possessions to all of his future descendants alive in two hundred years. In 2001, single mother Millie Kirchner, poor and virtually

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History meets mystery in this clever novel in which the American Revolution, murder, and antiques all play a part. In 1789, Nathan Henry, neighbor of Benjamin Franklin, drafts a will modeled on Franklin's, leaving his fortune and possessions to all of his future descendants alive in two hundred years. In 2001, single mother Millie Kirchner, poor and virtually alone, is summoned to Philadelphia to learn about her inheritance in an elaborately staged weekend the trustees have designed in accordance with Mr. Henry's wishes. At first, Millie is thrilled to tour Philadelphia, but before long her thrills turn to chills as one by one the other heirs are killed. Unable to trust anyone, she must find the killer or risk becoming his next victim.

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"[A] winning combination of character, plot, and setting—a lively beginning for a promising new series."  —Billie Letts, author, Where the Heart Is

"[The] multi-layered plot makes for an enjoyable read and will keep you turning the pages until the very end."  —Sara Sue Hoklotubbe, author, Deception on All Accounts

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780977191314
Publisher:
Pemberley Press
Publication date:
03/01/2006
Series:
Deadly past Mystery Series
Pages:
250
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.75(d)

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Sara Sue Hoklotubbe
"[The] multi-layered plot makes for an enjoyable read and will keep you turning the pages until the very end."
author of Deception on All Accounts
Billie Letts
"[A] winning combination of character, plot, and setting...a lively beginning for a promising new series."
author of Where the Heart Is

Meet the Author


Marion Moore Hill is the author of Bookmarked for Murder. She lives in Durant, Oklahoma.

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Deadly Will 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
harstan More than 1 year ago
In 1789, after seeing the will of his long time neighbor Ben Franklin, Nathan Henry, decides to emulate it yet make some refinements to it Dr. Franklin is impressed with the document, but warns his friend that he does not know what two centuries from now will bring. Still, Nathan bequests his worldly values upon his ancestors to be distributed upon the start of the new millennium. The will is iron clad.----- In 2001 Texas, impoverished single mother Millie Kirchner and her son Danny receive a request from Henry¿s trustee attorney Arthur Pope to come to Philadelphia to learn about their inheritance. With Danny going off with the scouts, Millie is one of the nine other heirs to arrive. Being a history buff, she plans to see the city. However, her euphoria changes when she realizes someone is eliminating the heirs one at a time with a goal to be the sole beneficiary. Millie ponders fleeing for home, which she rules out as the culprit could easily follow her and consequently get to Danny so she risks her life in Philadelphia accompanied by another heir Scott Wyrick, making inquiries to uncover the identity of the killer before she and her son join the obituary column.------ This Deadly Past Mystery is a fantastic blending of the past with the present using a will to make the connection. The story line is fast-paced yet insures the audience knows the heirs and provides a tour of Philadelphia without slowing down the pace. Though the romance seems more a requirement, the amateur sleuth investigation is cleverly designed leaving readers appreciating this refreshing homage to Christie¿s Ten Little Indians.---- Harriet Klausner