An above-average "theme" mystery, about the world of genealogy and family research. The heroine is an appealing 40-something corporate wife, who has a family mystery dropped in her lap when an deceased aunt's belongings are delivered to her house. A box with an ancient necklace and a German diary lead her to try to discover the truth about the man whose name was on the box. Her search for answers coincides with her search to discover her role in life as a woman whose family doesn't seem to need her any more. I'm looking forward to the next book in the series!
Another great series by one of my favorite authors. The main character is Kate Anderson, mid forties, empty nest with lots of time on her hands. In going through her late aunt's effects she stumbles on something of value....something a lot of people want, and uncovers lots of secrets in the family tree.
A thoroughly Southern mystery, with clues on family trees and in ancient diaries and papers. The heroine is delightful!
The first book in the new "Family Tree Mystery Series" by Patricia Sprinkle. Katherine Murray learns some new information about her family after going through her Aunt Lucy's belongings when she died. A diary written in German seems to be desired by several people. Katherin ends up with a burglary and 2 unsolved homocides before she learns the truth.
"Death on the family Tree" introduces Katharine Murray and her family in this new series of Oh My Goodness, HE(SHE) did it?
Absolutely delightful and worth every minute of reading.
Learned a lot of interesting trivia in this story. An okay story line, but not as good as the Southern Mystery series. Hard for me to empathize with this heroine, a wealthy Buckhead wife of a husband whose Washington, D.C., job means that he is on hand only on the weekends. With her two children now out of the nest, Katharine's days seem to consist of meaningless activities (to me) until she becomes involved in the mystery of an heirloom found in her late aunt's keepsakes. The book mercifully begins to pick up after 5 or 6 chapters, and some very interesting characters are introduced. Still wish there was another story forthcoming in the Southern Mystery series...
From the book: With grown-up kids and a husband always on the road, K Murray's nest would be empty if it weren't for her Aunt Lucy -- until the elderly woman dies. A priceless necklace is left to Katharine and a diary written in German. Katharine discovers a branch of her family tree she new knew existed. Katharine must solve a burglary and two unsolved homicides separated by a half-century before more than her family secrets end up dead and buried. This is the first of three (so far) in the series.
Great book; not quite a "cozy" but very entertaining and lots of twists and turns--I hope it becomes a series! I loved the genealogy tidbits as well.
A fun, but tense mystery about a southern woman learning about her family and its secrets.
I enjoyed this book very much.