Murder in Peekskill is a story about who murdered the youngest daughter of prominent New York Senator, James Benjamin McThellan, and his beautiful wife,
Barbara Baker Adams-McThellan. The body of Abigail Ruth, the youngest daughter of three siblings, was discovered in the murky waters of a pond at a local popular park in the City of Peekskill after the first warm weather started melting the winter snow. A maintenance worker discovered the remains and immediately alerted authorities.
The McThellan family initially hires a familiar private investigations firm to handle the search for their then missing daughter who mysteriously vanishes after going to visit a friend. But a missing person case evolves into a homicide after the remains are discovered. There are three potential suspects...two former high school friends of the deceased are nationally recognized athletes...a NFL running back who was in the same high school class as Abigail and a former boyfriend who was two years her senior and also one of the top ten marathoners in the country. The third immediate suspect was Abigail's latest male friend, an aspiring New York City actor who also happens to be the son of an alleged Mafia boss.
The investigation by the private firm is not yielding any informative information leading to the identity of the murderer and Barbara Baker, after finding her daughter's diary, now distrusts whether she is getting a 'full disclosure' from the private firm. With her suspicions now sufficiently aroused, she now encourages additional investigative resources to be employed and wants Detective Lincoln...the sleuth who found fame by solving the famous or infamous
Oakland Hills Vodou Hills Murders.
There is a litany of personalities that the detective must contend with to uncover the layers of comments, facts, and observations to make informed decisions to stumble forward in an intriguing and interesting mystery to find out the truth and hopefully...administer justice!
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Reviewed by Anne-Marie Reynolds for Readers' Favorite Murder in Peekskill by Glen C. Carrington is a murder mystery story. James Benjamin McThellan is a top senator in New York and his daughter has been murdered. Her body was found after the snow melted and so, when all else fails, they bring in Detective Lincoln to help them find out who killed her. There are a number of suspects; two school friends and another friend of Abigail’s, the son of a person believed to be a mafia boss. Abigail’s mother has reservations about whether she has been given the truth by the PI firm she used, and now Detective Lincoln must pick up where they left off. Can he find out who killed Abigail, and why? Murder in Peekskill by Glen C. Carrington is a good read, a detailed murder mystery. The story line is consistent and well written with plenty going on to tempt the reader into staying with the story. Mr. Carrington has developed his characters well and I understand this is the third in the Detective Lincoln series – I have not read the previous ones and, although there were references to the cases in these books, I felt that sufficient information was included so that I didn’t feel lost. That said, as with any series, the books are probably best read in order. The author has developed his characters very well, to the point that they almost feel like friends or family and you can identify with them. The plot was interesting, it ran its course smoothly and without any dead ends. I can recommend this book to anyone who enjoys an easy to read murder mystery.