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Killer in the Carriage House

Killer in the Carriage House

A Victorian Village Mystery

Victorian Village Mysteries (Volume 2)

Sheila Connolly

Minotaur Books

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The second book in the Victorian Village Mystery series from New York Times bestselling author Sheila Connolly!

After fifteen years away, Kate Hamilton never expected to end up back in her hometown of Asheboro, Maryland full time. And she definitely didn’t expect to be leading the charge of recreating the town as a Victorian village and tourist attraction. But as unexpected as the circumstances are, Kate is ready to tackle them.

The town, on the other hand, is going to take some convincing. Ever since Henry Barton’s shovel factory closed down, it’s started to seem like there are more tumbleweeds than tourists rolling down Main Street. Kate’s ideas are good, but ambitious—and her friends and neighbors are worried that finding the money for them would push the town even further into debt.

Luckily, Kate and the handsome historian Joshua Wainwright are two very determined people who may have come up with a solution. The Barton mansion, meant to be the centerpiece of the Victorian village, has proven to be a veritable goldmine of documents about the town’s nineteenth-century history, and Kate is convinced the papers hide something of value. When a dead body turns up in the town library—mere hours before the documents were meant to arrive there themselves—Kate begins to worry that the papers spell danger instead of dollars. It seems that someone doesn’t want these forgotten secrets coming to light, and they’ll do whatever it takes to keep Kate quiet…

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Praise for Killer in the Carriage House

"The layers of history and the obstacles encountered in the process of trying to save a small town provide a fascinating frame story for this smart mystery."—Booklist

"Enjoyable . . . Cozy fans will be curious to see what Kate gets up to next."—Publishers Weekly

"Fascinating."—Kirkus Reviews

Reviews from Goodreads

Sheila Connolly

SHEILA CONNOLLY has published over thirty mysteries, including several New York Times bestsellers. Her series include the Orchard Mysteries, the Museum Mysteries, The County Cork Mysteries, and the Victorian Village Mysteries. She is a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution and the Society of Mayflower Descendants, and owns a cottage in West Cork. She lives in a too-big Victorian in southeastern Massachusetts with her husband and three cats.

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