Death of a Hoosier Schoolmaster (Margo Brown Mysteries)

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Margo Brown is just your average Indiana schoolteacher...who also happens to be an amateur detective. So when Margo finds an old gun buried in her garden, she does what anyone in her postition would do: She uncovers a crime and tries to solve it.

It seems that the gun, buried for 55 years, just may be the weapon used to murder schoolmaster Gus Steiner, the former owner of Margo's property. The puzzling murder leads Margo and her sidekick Roxie into the world of the past, where one-room schoolhouses and strict disciplinarians prevailed. But at every turn, someone in the community attempts to thwart the investigation. Margo must unravel a complex web of deceit and conspiracy if she wants to uncover the dark secrets behind Steiner's death and stay alive in the process. A bona-fide treat for all students of the mystery genre, full of surprises, quirky characters, and subtle humor.

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Marlis Day teaches middle school and is a member of Mystery Writers of America and Sisters in Crime. Death of a Hoosier Schoolmaster is the second in a mystery series featuring Margo Brown, who debuted in Why Johnny Died.

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After language arts teacher Margo Brown (Why Johnny Died) and her husband discover an old gun buried in their garden, Margo cannot resist investigating. Working with clues from her husband and his ninetyish father, who remembers the 50-year-old unsolved shooting of a local landowner, plus research results from the library and reminiscences from the victim's relatives, Margo manages to ruffle some important feathers. This intriguing puzzle is fleshed out with bucolic details of cooking, gardening, yard work, and gossip in rural Indiana. A pleasant read; for regional and larger mystery collections.
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