Molasses Murder in a Nutshell: A Nutshell Murder Mystery

Molasses Murder in a Nutshell: A Nutshell Murder Mystery

by Frances McNamara
Molasses Murder in a Nutshell: A Nutshell Murder Mystery

Molasses Murder in a Nutshell: A Nutshell Murder Mystery

by Frances McNamara

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Overview

In January 1919 tank bursts in Boston's North End, flooding the neighborhood with molasses. When a woman is found murdered in the wreckage, Frances Glessner Lee asks her old friend, medical examiner Dr. George Magrath to help exonerate a young serviceman. He's a resident at the home for returning soldiers on Beacon Hill that Fanny has come from Chicago to manage. Frustrated by her lack of education and skills, she wants to clear the young man's name and find the killer. Will creation of a miniature crime scene lead to the truth? It's the best she can do.

This is the first in a series of fictional stories roughly based on the Nutshell Studies of Unexplained Death. Over twenty miniature crime scenes were used from the 1940s to the present to train police detectives. Set in the 1920s, these stories imagine Frances Glessner Lee working with Dr. George Magrath to learn about "legal medicine" as forensic science was known at the time. Working with Magrath provided the foundation for the miniatures for which Frances Glessner Lee has become known as the Mother of Forensic Science.


Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781685122508
Publisher: Level Best Books
Publication date: 01/10/2023
Series: A Nutshell Murder Mystery , #1
Pages: 252
Sales rank: 748,561
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.57(d)

About the Author

Frances McNamara grew up in Boston, where her father served as Police Commissioner for ten years. She has degrees from Mount Holyoke and Simmons Colleges and retired from the University of Chicago. She now divides her time between Boston and Cape Cod. She is the author of the Emily Cabot Mystery series in addition to the Nutshell Murders series.
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