A Grave Matter by Anna Lee Huber

By Anna Lee Huber

Scotland, 1830. Following the dying of her pricey pal, girl Kiera Darby is wanting a secure haven. Returning to her early life domestic, Kiera hopes her loved brother Trevor and the merriment of the Hogmanay Ball will distract her. but if a caretaker is murdered and a grave is disturbed at within reach Dryburgh Abbey, Kiera is once again thrust into the chilly seize of death.

whereas Kiera is familiar with that helping in one other inquiry will simply extra tarnish her acceptance, her wisdom of anatomy can make the variation in fixing the case. yet agreeing to enquire capability Kiera needs to care for the advanced feelings aroused in her via inquiry agent Sebastian Gage.

while Gage arrives, he unearths that the incident on the Abbey used to be now not the first—some fiend is digging up outdated bones and maintaining them for ransom. Now Kiera and Gage needs to seize the grave robber and positioned the case to rest…before one other sufferer lands up six ft under.

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Arch, who’d awakened, checked the side view. The vehicle passed us at a noisy clip and roared on eastward, down the canyon. “We’re on our way to Hyde Castle,” I said to Arch. His face within his jacket hood became wary. “Poltergeist Palace? ” “Exactly. ” I frowned. First the cop, now my son. Did everyone except me believe in ghosts? ” “Jeez, Mom, don’t you know? The ghost of the earl’s nephew, that the famous letter was about? After his uncle told him he couldn’t stay with the uncle’s family, the kid got sick.

I glanced upward. Could the glow from the aquarium light be seen from outside? Could the shooter get a good purchase on Arch’s window? “Somebody has to go get Jake,” Arch whispered. “We can’t just leave him barking. You told the operator you heard a shot. Did you really think it was from a gun? ” If any of your neighbors call … My neighbors’ names had all slid from my head. The front doorbell rang. My eyes locked with Arch’s. Neither of us moved. The bell rang again. A male voice shouted, “Goldy?

A chicken in every pot, Herbert Hoover had promised, when speaking of the delights of the prosperous household. What would Hoover have said about being forced from one’s home, clutching the cooked birds in a box? CHAPTER 3 My new van chugged the short distance to Main Street. There, darkened shop windows and ice-crusted pavement mirrored the gloomy glow from our town’s rustic street lamps. Exhaust-blackened heaps of snow clogged the gutters. A rusty van and what looked like an old BMW were parked across from the bank.

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