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A House By The Side Of The Road (Dead Letter…

A House By The Side Of The Road (Dead Letter Mysteries)

by Jan Gleiter

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May 3, 1999
A House By the Side of the Road
Jan Gleiter

A fairly new writer, I’m told (by Geraldine at The Mystery Bookstore in Dallas) – I think this is only her 2nd novel. A woman inherits an old country house from a deceased aunt, but the reader already knows that the former renter, a slutty girl with a purple car, was murdered in the house. Nobody else knows, though. Strange stains under the kitchen linoleum are an ominous hint. Soon Meg realizes something’s not right, and that someone is trying very hard to keep her from finding out what it is. Kind of vintage M. Higgins Clark-ish. ( )
  victorianrose869 | Aug 8, 2008 |
Nice story, well written ( )
  NewsieQ | Mar 27, 2007 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0312966938, Mass Market Paperback)

Someone in a peaceful Pennsylvania town has a brutal murder on his conscience...

...but who and why remain a mystery-- until Meg Kessinger moves in. The house she's inherited from an aunt is dilapidated, but she adores it-- and sets about restoring it with the help of a hunky, laid-back lawyer; a handsome, witty artist; and the secretive husband of her new girlfriend down the road. But soon Meg's rustic rhapsody is blighted by telltale traces of an unseen intruder's search for...what? Her determination to piece together rumors about the sexpot who lived there before her, and the convenient death of an old lady with a twitchy heart, will drag her into a perilous undertow of greed, cunning, and desperation that could turn her dream house into a waking nightmare...

(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:00:34 -0400)

Writer Meg Kissinger inherits her great-aunt's house in Pennsylvania, only to discover that what vacated the house was a murder. What is more, the killer is not through, the house contains something he still wants, but cannot find.

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