In the sleepy coastal Maine town of Penhallow, a stranger dies on a train, drawing Historical Society Director, Rachel Tinker, and curmudgeonly retired professor, Griffin Tate, into a spider's web of archaeological obsession and greed. With the help of the victim's rival, they set out to locate the Queen of Sheba's tomb. Their plans are stymied when a tug of war erupts between the sheriff and a state police detective who want to arrest the same man for different crimes. It's up to Rachel to solve a mystery that includes two more murders, if she wants to unlock the soft heart that beats under Griffin's hard crust.
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The Penhallow Train Incident based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
An innocent ride on a vintage train becomes the triggering point for a series of events that include multiple murders, history, archeology, international intrigue and more confusion than a Hollywood family reunion. Is a twenty year old local robbery the motive behind the murders? Were the victims’ innocent bystanders or active participants? Is this all about money, or righting ancient wrongs? How does all this tie together? Spencer draws the reader in with well-developed characters and enough conflicts to keep you guessing what comes next. Adding to the mixture is the attraction between Rachel Tinker and Grant Tate. The fencing match that ensues as they try to unravel the puzzle before turning their attentions on each other includes the type of banter we can all relate to. A very enjoyable read.