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Death & the Viking's Daughter
By: Loretta Ross
An Auction Block Mystery #4
Next on Wren and Death’s Appraisal List:
Item #1: An Old Family Feud.
Item #2: A Missing Woman.
Item #3: A Body in the Rosebushes of their Dream House
Auctioneer Wren Morgan and her private eye fiancé Death (pronounced “Deeth”) Bogart are ready to meet each other’s parents and settle down together. But their sleuthing days are far from over. While Death and Wren are helping prepare auction items at an old supper club, a Viking reenactor nearly dies at the historical settlement next door. The cause? Seeing the ghost of his daughter, who went missing twenty years ago.
As Wren looks into what happened to the Viking’s daughter, Death is hired to investigate the theft of historical items that have high sentimental value. When their respective investigations turn out to be connected, the couple gets caught in a deadly conflict.
Praise for the Auction Block Mysteries:
Death & the Gravedigger’s Angel
“Ross’ sleuthing pair again faces a present-day murder steeped in historical detail.”—Kirkus Reviews
Death & the Brewmaster’s Widow
"There are fewer auctions in this second series entry, but readers won’t mind as the twisty, Hitchcock-style plot unfolds.”—Booklist
“The second case for Death and Wren uses an intriguing premise to flesh out the charming detective duo.”—Kirkus Reviews
Death & the Redheaded Woman
“[A] winning debut.”—Publishers Weekly
“The witty sarcastic banter between the lead characters was charming and endearing.”—RT Book Reviews
“Ross’s debut features a likeable pair of sleuths, some local Missouri history, and a nice little mystery.”—Kirkus Reviews