Fire Engine Dead (Museum Mystery Series #3)

Fire Engine Dead (Museum Mystery Series #3)

by Sheila Connolly

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Fire Engine Dead (Museum Mystery Series #3) by Sheila Connolly

When the entire collection of the Fireman's Museum ironically goes up in flames, Nell Pratt discovers one of the charred pictures isn't the one that was originally exhibited. But getting to the bottom of the mystery is bound to get Nell burned...

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780425246702
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 03/06/2012
Series: Museum Mystery Series , #3
Pages: 304
Sales rank: 131,701
Product dimensions: 4.10(w) x 6.70(h) x 0.90(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Sheila Connolly is the New York Times bestselling, Anthony and Agatha Award–nominated author of the Orchard Mystery series, the Museum Mystery series, and the County Cork Mystery series. She has taught art history, structured and marketed municipal bonds for major cities, worked as a staff member on two statewide political campaigns, and served as a fundraiser for several nonprofit organizations. She also managed her own consulting company, providing genealogical research services. In addition to genealogy, Sheila loves restoring old houses, visiting cemeteries, and traveling. Now a full-time writer, she thinks writing mysteries is a lot more fun than any of her previous occupations. She is married and has one daughter and two cats.

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Fire Engine Dead 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 20 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love this author. Fun to read.
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bethsci More than 1 year ago
I have read most of the books in this series and enjoyed them all very much.
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Sometimes you just need an easy read! It is even better when it is thoroughly enjoyable!
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DAinNY1 More than 1 year ago
The Fireman Museum loses most of their collection when their storage facility is set afire. When the FBI seeks Nell help in gathering information; Nell’s discovery exposes a secret that someone is willing to kill for. This intriguing whodunit had plenty of action that kept me turning the pages to see what happens next. It was fun watching Nell piece all the clues together to find the culprit in these deadly fires and also moving forward with the handsome James. This was an enjoyable read and I look forward to the next book in this wonderful and well-written series.
dragonfly1935 More than 1 year ago
I like to find new mysteries and this caught my attention from the cover. I am glad I bought it and have the others in the series on my wish list.
BAKERBABE More than 1 year ago
Fun and quick read. Interesting factoids thrown in.
debbieaheaton More than 1 year ago
In Connolly’s mystery novel, the police are scrambling over a series of warehouse fires and the search for the arsonist. The search intensifies when valuable pieces in storage belonging to the Fireman’s Museum are torched, and a security guard is killed in the inferno. But a picture in the newspaper of the museum’s 1825 horse-drawn hand-pump fire engine catches Nell Pratt’s attention. Although damaged beyond repair, the vehicle clearly does not match the museum’s records of the original. Questions arise when no one from the Fireman’s Museum notices the discrepancy. As the situation heats up, FBI agent James Morrison taps Nell’s inside knowledge of the museum community to help find the truth. A sharp and sophisticated addition to the A Museum Mystery series with Nell Pratt.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was a little different than the run-of-the-mill cozies, so it was fun to read.
mysteriesformeCA More than 1 year ago
Sheila Connolly can set a scene in just a few pages and bring you right into her Antiquarian Society museum Nell Pratt, director of the museum, keeps us up to date on the inner workings of the museum - the staffing, problems with the collections and financial challenges. She also becomes involved in trying to solve the arson fire which has consumed the collection of a neighboring musuem. It's a good mystery with interesting historical facts about the Philadelphia Firemans Association beginnings - going back to Ben Franklin's days! It's an enjoyable read!
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Lori Caswell More than 1 year ago
Nell Pratt, the new president of the Pennsylvania Antiquarian Society, is busy trying to hire staff and keep The Society running in these hard economic times, but when The Fireman’s Museum loses most of it’s collections to a fire she realizes things could be much worse. She tries to help by gathering all the information The Society has about local fire history to help them tally their losses and file an insurance claim. It is a picture that makes Nell understand there is much more to the story that meets the eye. When the smoke clears she knows she has to help find the truth. Hopefully she will not go down in a blaze all her own. Dollycas’s Thoughts Being a daughter of a firefighter this story really touched by heart. The fire department where I grew up has many treasures from the past including an antique engine that travels around to nearby parades and events throughout the summer. My father was the chief for many years before he passed away. The department was an integral part of my life. There is even a Fire Training Facility dedicated to my dad at a nearby college. So growing up you could say fire fighting and all that goes with it was the family business. Because of that I know Sheila Connolly has created a very accurate picture of the dedication of the men and women in this dangerous profession. Arson is a horrible crime and the reactions of all the characters are realistic and true. She also takes the saying of “a picture is worth a thousand words” to a very practical level, the key to the mystery. I enjoy this series because Nell takes us into a museum full of paper and books that unless you are doing research could be quite boring but all the interplay with the characters and where their lives take us is anything but boring. It’s exciting, entertaining, and fun. It’s amazing what can happen in rooms full of ledgers, letters and legal documents. Connolly has created a complex and complicated mystery that will keep your feet to the fire as you follow the clues that will slam the door shut on those who ignited the flames. Sit back and enjoy this one, just stay back from the fire, we don’t want any readers to get injured during the reading of this book.
avid-readerCA More than 1 year ago
love her books
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Makes a nest out of scrappy fluffy pieces of moss and feathers. Along with a old fleecy twoleg jacket. She snuggled in and fell asleep immidiatly.