Murder on the Chesapeake Author:David Osborn On the magnificent shore of the Chesapeake, in eastern Maryland, the peaceful world of Brides Hall, an exclusive girls' prep school for the daughters of the rich and influential, is shattered when freshman Mary Hughes is found hanged in the chapel bell tower. More than money and power are needed to investigate the gruesome tragedy, so Margaret ... more »Barlow, an alumna of Brides Hall herself, is invited by her former classmate, now the headmistress, to come back to the campus and scout around in that "amateur" way of hers that proved so successful once before when she helped solve a murder on Martha's Vineyard.
Although the death of Mary Hughes is called an unfortunate accident by some, a suicide by others, when a woman from the staff is found mangled in an elevator shaft, there's no other word for what happened except murder. Margaret's aptitude for asking too many questions and a predilection for taking matters into her own hands mark her as the next victim of a mind twisted by evil ambitions and dark secrets that will not stay buried. Silly pranks become cruel acts of vengeance; harmless-seeming "accidents" turn viciously dangerous, and Margaret finds herself too close to the edge-which is exactly how she likes it!« less