Clara Gamadge puts down the phone with a tremor of excitement. Only a year ago that call would have come to her husband, gifted sleuth Henry Gamadge. Now Henry is dead, and Clara is summoned to deal with the latest convulsion in an old family tragedy.
Haunted by the never-explained disappearance fifty years ago of her lovely daughter, Ellen, Clara's Aunt May ignores a kindly anonymous letter advising her to let Ellen rest, or live, in peace -- and suddenly dies. And so begins Clara's first solo case, a tragic, twisting tale that winds far into the past -- back to Prohibition, bitter family feuds, secret love affairs, and a cherished, laughing girl.
In this lively puzzle, author Eleanor Boylan, whose own aunt Elizabeth Daly, wrote eight Henry Gamadge mysteries, does her aunt -- and her readers -- proud.
"[A] charming contemporary mystery in the classic mode." -- The Washington Post Book World
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Boylan, a short story writer, borrows characters created by her aunt, Elizabeth Daly, 1940s mystery writer, and places them in a singular and charming short novel. Clara, 68-year-old widow of Henry Gamadge, flies to New York at the behest of her aging aunt May, only to discover the woman dead of an apparent suicidal overdose. Because May wanted to reopen the 50-year-old case of her missing daughter, Clara thinks someone may have killed her. Ancient family skeletons and darling oldsters provide most of the attraction.
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Book Description Fawcett, 1992. Mass Market Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0804108137
Book Description Fawcett, 1992. Mass Market Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110804108137
Book Description Fawcett. MASS MARKET PAPERBACK. Book Condition: New. 0804108137 New Condition. Bookseller Inventory # NEW6.1334510