In Bath, England, Professor Abner Fraume was killed by Professor Emil Kravitz who was intent on taking possession of certain property he thought was in Fraumeís possession. After hours of searching Fraumeís home and office all he found was the name and address of the professorís sister who lived in the United States.
Edythe Fraume Bender and her husband Bernard owned The Olde Victorian book store in Annapolis, Maryland. Unfortunately, they were searching for a buyer for their beloved shop due to Bernardís dementia and Edytheís cancer. Her brother, Abner, had been sending her hints as to the whereabouts of his collection of fifteenth century typesetting artifacts and research in case of his unexpected death.
Edythe finally found the perfect buyer for their shop, but she died of cancer before she could tell them about the artifacts and the clues. New owners Dan and Rivka Sherman were shocked when a series of crimes were committed related to the book store and its employees. Little did they know the perpetrator was hiding in their midst via a popular critique group that met weekly hosted by the couple.
What followed was a tale of danger and horror to all who stood in the way of Kravitz and his goal to obtain the historical items and took the investigation from England to the United States.
Death Goes Postal is a new mystery series by Rosemary and Larry Mild, authors of the popular Paco and Molly mysteries. They also co-wrote the stand alone novel Cry Ohana: Adventure and Suspense in Hawaii.
The newly created characters are interesting and the bookshop makes a great base for new mystery stories. The pace of this story works well as does the unique way clues are presented to Edythe and later the Shermanís. The authors provide clues in such a way that readers can also try to solve the puzzle, which is a fun way to keep them engaged in the tale.
One interesting technique the Mildís use for this book is that the killer is known from the beginning, but the suspense is still taut and the storyline intriguing. Fans of the authors and their previous mysteries will enjoy this new series.
A complimentary copy of Death Goes Postal was provided by MM Book Publicity, Nashville, Tennessee for our review. If you would like to check out any of Rosemary and Larry Mildís mysteries, they are available at Amazon.com.