Death Handed Down : A Mags O'Malley Mystery
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It’s the opening night of Hamlet at Shakespeare in the Park, and things go terribly wrong. One actor dies on stage; another goes missing. Maggie O’Malley, who is there to watch her great-niece’s acting debut, finds herself center stage in an altogether different revenge drama. An experienced researcher and genealogist, Maggie begins asking persistent questions that unearth family secrets long buried – secrets rooted in slavery at Farmington plantation, the theft of valuable papers, and shocking betrayal. The police have barely started investigating when another death draws Maggie further into the mystery. Using her skills – and her Irish gift of second sight – she discovers motives concealed in a trove of hand-written documents, fragments of the legacies of a 19th c. poet and a U. S. president. But the past is never past, especially in this small Kentucky town. With her own life in danger, Maggie persists, delving into every curious connection to piece together the mystery of multiple murders – death handed down through the generations. --Amazon.
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English Language and Literature
Breen, Kathleen, "Death Handed Down : A Mags O'Malley Mystery" (2021). Faculty Books. 77.