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A Hester Thursby Mystery

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"While attending a gala at Prescott University's lavish new campus, Hester Thursby and fellow guest, Detective Angela White, are called to the home of the college's owners, Tucker and Jennifer Matson. Jennifer claims that someone broke into Pinebank, their secluded mansion on the banks of Jamaica Pond. The more Hester and Angela investigate, the less they believe Jennifer's story, leaving Hester to wonder why she would lie. When Hester is asked by the college's general manager to locate some missing alumni, she employs her research skills on the family and their for-profit university. Between financial transgressions, a long-ago tragedy, and rumors of infidelity, it's clear that the Matsons aren't immune to scandal or mishap. But when one of the missing students turns up dead, the mystery takes on new urgency. Hester is edging closer to the truth, but as a decades-old secret collides with new lies, a killer grows more determined to keep the past buried with the dead. . . ."--Publisher.
Publisher: New York, NY : Kensington Publishing Corp., 2021
Edition: First Kensington hardcover edition
ISBN: 9781496726766
1496726766
Branch Call Number: MYSTERY HILL...E
Characteristics: 359 pages ; 22 cm

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CCPL_Susan Feb 08, 2021

Edwin Hill has created a great addition to his Hester Thursby series, Hester is a librarian who finds missing people and solves mysteries on the side. The book starts with Hester attending a gala for the privately owned Prescott University which is interrupted when she gets invited to help investigate a break in at the university owner's home. As the story unfolds Hester quickly learns not everyone is telling the truth. University alumni go missing, and then someone ends up dead when a decades old secret is discovered. This suspenseful mystery has a cast of dysfunctional although believable characters with intriguing relationships.

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