Ghost Walk - Dido Hoare, Bk 2 Author:Marianne Macdonald Dido Hoare, dealer in rare books, single mother, and daughter who alternately shelters her father, Barnabas, from unsettling events and leans on his sage and scholarly advice, has unexpectedly been named executor of the will of one of her bookstore's more irregular customers. — Before he died, Tom Ashe gave Dido an exotic necklace along with ... more »cryptic clues and dire warnings, which she took to be the ravings of a street person. Then his death turns out to be a murder, and the ever-curious Dido has to find out why.
Though Ashe's life seemed quiet enough, his death has Scotland Yard's Special Branches sniffing around Dido and her shop. Her sometime flame, Inspector Grant, has been instructed not to talk to her about the case, and Dido has had some bruising run-ins with a mystery man. It's a dangerous guessing game that takes her from abandoned buildings to the Egyptian cultural attache limo, a puzzle that brings Dido ever closer to other people's greedy ghosts -- and to a past full of deceit and treachery that could spell fatal trouble for her and her father.« less
A great cozy mystery about Dido Hoare, a dealer in rare books, who meets an old man and then finds she has been named executor of his will! The suspense continues through Scotland Yard and a host of ghosts from the old man's past. It will keep you turning pages and reading quickly all the way to the end!! I loved this book and have ordered another by the same author.
Great series featuring Dido Hoare, an antiquarian book dealer and sleuth. When a seemingly mad street person gives Dido a ancient Egyptian treasure, the intricate and clever plot takes off. Smart writing and appealing characters make this series a winner.