Friday, June 20, 2014

Review: Razing the Dead (Museum Mystery #5) by Sheila Connolly

Once again Nell Pratt has to dig into the past to solve a murder in the present...

Between the challenges of her position as president of the Pennsylvania Antiquarian Society in Philadelphia and of taking her relationship with FBI agent James Morrison to the next level, Nell Pratt has got her hands full. Nevertheless, when a powerful developer approaches the Society to make sure the old dairy farm he wants to level is not hiding any archaeological or historical surprises that could derail the project he’s planning, Nell decides to make time to personally accompany him to the proposed site.

But when they get to the property, they stumble upon a startling discovery—a body floating facedown in a pond. The dead man turns out to be an amateur history enthusiast, who may have uncovered secrets about the farm that got him killed. Now it’s up to Nell and James to get to the bottom of things before there are more deadly developments.

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Sheila Connolly is an exquisite storyteller.  Her artistic talent of weaving together history with modern times is truly unique, and is elegantly showcased in her Museum Mystery series.  She has an incredible knack for bringing history to life through her well-rounded and intellectual characters.  Nell is the perfect heroine for this series, and is exactly how I'd picture Sheila herself.  Knowledgeable, determined and caring.

Razing the Dead is a smart, charming and fun mystery that brings the memories of the past to the future.  It's another great addition to a great series, and I look forward to Nell's next exciting adventure!

Rating: 4.5 stars

I received a paperback copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.  All conclusions reached are my own. 


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