Sunday, July 27, 2014

Razing the Dead

Title: Razing the Dead

Author: Sheila Connolly [Website][Facebook] aka Sarah Atwell [Berkley Prime Crime]

Publisher: Berkley Prime Crime Mystery

Series: Museum Mystery, Bk 5

ISBN: 9780425257135

Length: 293 pages

Obtained: Library copy

Why this Book?:

I've been enjoying this series.


I'm going to be honest.  I didn't quite buy into the situation that draws Nell into her sleuthing this time.  Oh, not once she stumbled upon a dead guy.  I get it from there.  But the situation that led to her being in that place at that time seemed a stretch.

Beyond that, though, I enjoyed this story as I have the previous four books in the series.  Nell has a lot going on in her life, between her romantic relationship (which was a bit more spotlighted in this book), staffing the Pennsylvania Antiquarian Society of which she is President, and the new project she has been offered (complete with monetary benefits if done well).  What's one murder investigation thrown in the mix?

Oh, and lest I forget the end.  Once Nell figured out whodunit, the mystery was tied up incredibly quickly.  I guess after the danger of the previous book this one needed to be more tame.  Not to be too spoilerish (though it may be that), but it all just happened and Nell wasn't even present.

Anyway, there is a short story titled "Dead Letters" that I need to read still.  Other than that, I look forward to reading the next book in the series whenever it becomes available.

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