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Marry in Haste
by Susan Van Kirk


Overview - Marry in Haste, Repent at Leisure Benjamin Franklin


Marry in Haste, is the story of two lives over a hundred years apart, both illustrating the resilience of women in the small town of Endurance.
Grace Kimball, retired teacher, is writing for the Endurance Register and dating its editor, Jeff Maitlin.  Read more...


 
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Overview
Marry in Haste, Repent at Leisure Benjamin Franklin


Marry in Haste, is the story of two lives over a hundred years apart, both illustrating the resilience of women in the small town of Endurance.
Grace Kimball, retired teacher, is writing for the Endurance Register and dating its editor, Jeff Maitlin. When he buys a huge Victorian house and borrows money from the bank, he sets off a chain of events that puts Grace in danger. Conrad Folger, the bank president, is murdered, and his wife, Emily, becomes the prime suspect. While TJ Sweeney, Grace s friend and Endurance police detective, investigates, Grace also sets out to prove her former student innocent.


If Grace is right and Emily Folger is innocent, who else had a motive to kill the bank president? TJ Sweeney investigates a list of possible suspects: spurned lovers, unhappy bank clients, and even family members.


Grace and Jeff also find a diary from 1893 in Lockwood House, Jeff's newly-bought mansion. Written by a naive 17-year-old who comes to Endurance from a small farm, it tells Olivia Havelock s bittersweet story. She marries a powerful judge, and what begins as a joyous event quickly turns to terror.


As Grace reads the diary, she soon sees parallels to the life of Emily Folger. Can the lessons from the past help Grace clear Emily s name? And can she do it in time, before a killer strikes again?


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  • ISBN-13: 9781432832339
  • ISBN-10: 1432832336
  • Publisher: Five Star Publishing
  • Publish Date: November 2016
  • Page Count: 279

Series: Endurance Mystery

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Books > Fiction > Mystery & Detective - General

 
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  • Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
  • Review Date: 2016-09-19
  • Reviewer: Staff

Retired school teacher Grace Kimball tracks two mysteries, one current and one dating to the late 19th century, in Van Kirks slowly developing second whodunit set in Endurance, Ill. (after 2014s Three May Keep a Secret). Soon after Graces romantic interest, editor Jeff Maitlin, visits banker Conrad Folger about a loan to buy the old Lockwood mansion, someone slashes Conrads throat in his bedroom. Conrads wife, Emily, who slept in her own room, becomes the prime suspect. Grace is sure that Emily, a former student, couldnt have committed the murder and implores police detective TJ Sweeney, another former student, to explore other possible suspects. Meanwhile, Grace and Jeff discover the 1893 diary of Olivia Havilock Lockwood in the Lockwood mansion, finding striking parallels between the lives and abusive marriages of Olivia and Emily. Excerpts from Olivias diary build to an explanation of the death of her husband, a judge, and Graces persistent snooping forces a murderers hand in a lumbering tale that suggests only death can end an abusive relationship. (Nov.)

 
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