Pratt has spent the last month living with James Morrison
at his apartment so that she could take care of him. The FBI
agent was recovering from injuries that nearly killed him.
Now James is thinking they should find a bigger place for
the two of them. Well, the answer would have to wait since
Nell had to get to work. She is the President of the Pennsylvania
Antiquarian Society located in Philadelphia. Eric, her assistant,
has set up an appointment with Mitchell Wakeman, a local land
developer. Wakeman is planning a huge multipurpose development
in Chester County. He wants The Society to make sure he knows
where any bodies might be buried, plus make sure he can handle
any problems that might arise. Board member, Marty Terwilliger
has found the perfect candidate for the research position.
Lissa Penrose looks like a fit for Mitchell Wakeman's project.
In fact, Nell has Lissa go with her to check out the location
with Mitchell Wakeman. He drives them to the site and they
walk around the area soaking up his vision. All goes well
until Wakeman thinks he has found something dumped by a pond.
Up close they can see it is really a dead man face down in
the pond. This investigation is more than the local police
can handle so the FBI is called in. The agent sent is James
Morrison. This case should help ease the returning agent back
into his job. Nell had better be careful solving this murder,
or she could end up bulldozed.
to ponder: What was the dead man doing on Wakeman's property?
Will Nell move in with James? Why does Wakeman want to keep
his project quiet?
series just gets better with each book. Our protagonist will
not only solve a murder, but has to decide whether to make
big changes in her personal life. The story is well-plotted
and it very quickly became a page-turner for me. I do enjoy
the bits of history that Ms. Connolly seamlessly adds to the
story. The story pulled me right in and I found myself glued
to the pages. I had to find out whodunit. So, if you like
your mystery with a slice of history, then you should be reading
Razing the Dead.