MONUMENT TO THE DEAD
The fourth installment of Connolly’s Museum Mystery marks personal growth for the main characters. One hopes this will set up some changes for future books in the series. The mystery is great, and will have readers guessing all the way until the end.
Eleanor “Nell” Pratt, president of the Pennsylvania Antiquarian Society in Philadelphia, has always been fascinated by the statue of late entertainer Edwin Forrest that is on display at the museum. When Edwin died, his will created a trust to care for the artifacts of the estate. The museum has a good portion of these artifacts, as well as an endowment for their care. When the museum’s board members, both past and present, start dying, Nell and her steady boyfriend FBI agent James Morrison believe that something is amiss. When they learn that the Forrest trust may be dissolved, they begin to see a pattern. As they try to track down the killer, Nell begins to realize that she hasn’t been honest with herself regarding her feelings for James. Will she be able to tell him how she really feels before it is too late? (PRIME CRIME, Jun., 320 pp., $7.99)
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