Friday, February 16, 2018

The Case of the Missing Letter (Inspector David Graham Mysteries #5), by Alison Golden

Alison Golden, February 2018

DI David Graham and his team have just gotten a fantastic write-up in the local paper, about their success in solving local crimes and bringing down the local crime rate. Since no good deed goes unpunished, they are of course in for some excitement.

Someone is, or so Mrs. Hollingsworth claims, hanging around the Gorey public library on the nights when the new librarian, Laura Beecham, is working late.

Someone breaks into the local museum, and night watchman Nobby Norris dies, apparently of a heart attack, although he also hit his head on the extremely valuable Satterthwaite desk displayed in the museum.

Both Charlotte Hughes, daughter of the former owner of the desk, now a candidate for Parliament, and Don English, her stepbrother, are on in Gorey, apparently looking for something that might have been hidden in the desk.

What's going on? What has suddenly made this particular antique desk so interesting to so many people?

Graham and his crew aren't 100% sure they're dealing with a serious crime rather than a random break-in, until there's another death--this time the man who was repairing the damage to the Satterthwaite desk.

But the desk itself still isn't stolen.

It's a puzzle, and one that they have precious few leads for.

This is a great visit with wonderful characters, and also an intriguing mystery.  All in all, a good read.


I received a free electronic galley of this book from the publisher, and am reviewing it voluntarily.