The Coffin Traderby Edita A. Petrick
When a New York hotel bellhop is found murdered in Lauren's office at a Connecticut college, she can't offer the police any connection between her and the dead man. A week later, she finds a gold bullion bar and two scraps of brittle paper stashed in the staff room fridge. The bullion is stamped with an eagle-and-swastika crossHitler's logo. Before
When a New York hotel bellhop is found murdered in Lauren's office at a Connecticut college, she can't offer the police any connection between her and the dead man. A week later, she finds a gold bullion bar and two scraps of brittle paper stashed in the staff room fridge. The bullion is stamped with an eagle-and-swastika crossHitler's logo. Before surrendering her find to the police, Lauren decides to see a friend at the Metropolitan Museum, to authenticate the gold bar.
Once the museum expert examines the articles he warns that secrets tattooed into patches of human skin that accompany the bullion are deadlyconsidering who had opted to hide his secrets in such manner. Forty-eight hours later, when her friend dies in a traffic accident, Lauren realizes that someone else than the police wants to recover the articles and she too might have only hours to live.
- Edita A. Petrick
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I really enjoyed the story. It was hard to put down to go to sleep, eat or keep appointments. The characters were likable/unlikable as the story progressed. The resolution was satisfactory. Thank you for a good story.
I really enjoyed this book, and spent time reading it when I had other things I should have been doing. I liked a Lauren and was rooting for her. I was unprepared for how duplicitous the people around her were. I enjoyed the ending -- it was a surprise to me how the mysteries were going to wrap up. I look forward to reading another book by this author.
Loved the story and the main character - I have always been a sucker for a strong female lead and this has drawn me to many of author Edita Petrick's books. Not to mention that historical fiction is my favorite genre and she has a talent for weaving some fascinating historical items through her adventures. Lauren is a great female lead here and gets herself into an untenable situation when some Nazi artifacts land in her lap and people begin to die in her midst. The use of the particular "artifact" was chilling and the story itself was very original. Definitely recommend this one as I found it to be very well-written and another gripping tale from Petrick.