October 1964--Just months after freelance indexer Marjorie Trumaine helped solve a series of murders in Dickinson, North Dakota, she is faced with another death that pulls her into an unwanted investigation. Read more...
October 1964--Just months after freelance indexer Marjorie Trumaine helped solve a series of murders in Dickinson, North Dakota, she is faced with another death that pulls her into an unwanted investigation. Calla Eltmore, the local librarian, is found dead at work and everyone considers it suicide. But Marjorie can't believe that Calla would be capable of doing such a thing.
Marjorie's suspicions are further aroused when she notices something amiss at Calla's wake, but the police seem uninterested in her observations.
Despite pressing job commitments and the burden of caring for a husband in declining health, Marjorie sets out to uncover the truth. What she finds is a labyrinth of secrets--and threats from someone who will kill to keep these secrets hidden.
- ISBN-13: 9781633881266
- ISBN-10: 1633881261
- Publisher: Seventh Street Books
- Publish Date: May 2016
- Page Count: 270
- Dimensions: 8.2 x 5.5 x 0.7 inches
- Shipping Weight: 0.4 pounds
Publishers Weekly® Reviews
- Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
- Review Date: 2016-03-21
- Reviewer: Staff
In Sweazy’s strong second Marjorie Trumaine mystery, set in 1964 in Dickinson, N.Dak., a few months after the events of 2015’s See Also Murder, the book indexer has a lot on her plate. Since her husband, Hank, was blinded and paralyzed in a hunting accident, Marjorie has watched their prairie farm slip into failure. Fortunately, her freelance work for a New York publisher brings in just enough outside income to let them hold on. Marjorie counts on professional assistance from the local librarian, Calla Eltmore, until she gets the devastating news that Calla has committed suicide. Sure that Calla would never kill herself, Marjorie investigates and soon discovers that a clever murderer is operating under the town’s placid facade. Marjorie must use the skills she’s developed as an indexer to see and organize seemingly unrelated ideas, just as she must summon the nerve to act, despite repressive social inhibitions, in this satisfying sequel. Agent: Cherry Weiner, Cherry Weiner Literary Agency. (May)