Genealogist Torie O'Shea returns for another adventure set in New Kassel, near St. Louis. After the death of her mentor, crusty 102-year-old Sylvia Pershing, Torie finds herself the recipient of all of Sylvia's money and property--a very lucrative legacy. One of the bequests is Gaheimer House, headquarters of New Kassel's historical society and Sylvia's former home. As Torie sorts through the deceased's belongings, she finds a postcard addressed to Sylvia that states, "I think you have forgotten your promise." The card, Torie quickly discovers, was sent from Iowa in 1930. What promise could Sylvia have broken? As she investigates, Torie begins to hear odd noises in the house, and then she is attacked with a bat. Matters aren't helped by either a prolonged visit from her hateful mother-in-law or the cold shoulder that Torie receives from jealous townspeople whom she considered friends. MacPherson deftly ties together fascinating historical facts, colorful characters, and a suspenseful plot. This series seems to get more and more enjoyable with age. Jenny McLarinCopyright © American Library Association. All rights reserved
About the Author
The author of seven previous Torie O'Shea novels, Rett MacPherson lives with her husband and three children in a suburb of St. Louis, Missouri.