The Skeleton in the Closet

M.C. Beaton

Minotaur Books

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Ever since the death of his father, poor Fellworth Dolphin has slaved away as a waiter to support his miserly, cold-hearted mother. When his mother suddenly dies, Fellworth is shocked to discover that she has left him a sizable inheritance. confused, Fell teams up with Maggie, a plain girl with a similar background, to investigate the source of the riches. But what they find is a closet full of skeletons...

Is it really possible Fell's father was involved in a long-ago train robbery? Who's the mysterious woman in the portrait hidden in his mother's wardrobe? As Maggie and Fell poke around the village for answers, they find themselves on a surprise-filled path to danger and adventure, and--just possibly--love. But Fell's sudden good fortune could come to an abrupt end if he doesn't stay one step ahead of a cunning killer...

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"Among writers of cozy village mystery series, count M. C. Beaton as one who creates a nice tea party." -- Associated Press

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M.C. Beaton

M. C. Beaton has been hailed as “the new Queen of Crime.” She is The New York Times bestselling author of the Agatha Raisin mysteries, including As the Pig Turns and Busy Body, set in the English Cotswolds, as well as the Hamish Macbeth mysteries set in Scotland. She has also written historical romance novels and an Edwardian mystery series under the name Marion Chesney. Before writing her first novels, Beaton worked as a bookseller, a newspaper reporter, a fashion critic, and a waitress in a greasy spoon. Born in Scotland, she currently divides her time between Paris and a village in the Cotswolds. She was selected the British Guest of Honor for the Bouchercon World Mystery Convention in 2006.

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The Skeleton in the Closet
M.C. Beaton

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St. Martin's Press
Minotaur Books
March 2002
e-Book Agency
ISBN: 9781429901581
ISBN10: 1429901586
224 pages
$7.99

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St. Martin's Press
Minotaur Books
March 2002
Mass Market Paperbound
ISBN: 9780312981457
ISBN10: 0312981457
4 3/16 x 6 3/4 inches, 240 pages
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