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Torie O’Shea has her hands full. Aside from her new duties as president of the Historical Society in New Kassel, Missouri, and her interest in genealogy, she’s having a new house built, coordinating the town’s Oktoberfest, and coping with her teenage daughter, who’s beginning to date. Then at the request of a local journalist, Torie takes on an assignment to research the families of her hometown’s two mayoral candidates: incumbent Bill Castlereagh and his challenger, Sheriff Colin Brooke, who happens to be Torie’s step-father.
Before she can get anywhere on the politicians’ genealogies, though, a body turns up and spoils the Oktoberfest parade. Sheriff Brooke discovers some disturbing information about the dead man. Meanwhile, Torie’s research into Castlereagh’s genealogy is turning up more questions than answers. As the case unravels, the mayor flees town and Torie is left with a shocking discovery that might lead to her own demise.
Once again, Rett MacPherson’s charming characters and twisting plot keep the town of New Kassel—and the reader—on edge, making Dead Man Running a delightful addition to the Torie O’Shea series.
I feel this is a series that should be started at the beginning and read in order.
As usual, you will learn a few things about researching a family tree and how politics can really complicate your life.
I found the antics here a bit over-the-top, but don't want to say much more for fear of spoiling things.
This is a more energetic book than her others. Torie is in charge of the historical society, dealing with her kids, and trying to build a new house. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Karen S. Lebeter
Rett MacPherson does it again. Her Torie O'Shea continues to be an entertaining character. Genealogy is a big draw and I find tidbits in the story that help in searches. Read morePublished on July 1, 2006 by Pam