|Coming June 2016|
Nell Pratt has really put her foot in it this time. Okay, it’s not her fault. She was doing her job. She found out that through some clerk’s stupid mistake years ago, the Society (that’s the Pennsylvania Antiquarian Society, where I’ve been on the board forever) still owns a piece of property in a part of Philadelphia where you wouldn’t want to send your worst enemy. Of course she had to go see it, and that’s when bullets started flying and somebody ended up dead. Not Nell, thank goodness—the Society needs her.
Almost getting killed on the job would kind of shake anybody up, right? But Nell doesn’t give up easily, and instead of crawling into her office and hiding, she’s trying to do something about the problems that she saw up close and personal.
It hurts Nell, too, and now it’s personal. So she’s looking for a way to make things better. It’s a good thing she has ways to do it, starting with documents for every era of the city, and photographs since cameras were invented. It can make you sad to look at them now, because sometimes they show how far downhill the city has gone. But it should also show what a city neighborhood could and should be. The problem is, it takes money and time and energy to make good changes happen, but Nell’s got some of those. And she’s got me to help.
|The Masonic Temple--most people|
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Dead End Street (Museum Mystery #7) will be released on June 7th. It's available for pre-order at Amazon and Barnes and Noble.