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Book: Murder by Reference (The John Lloyd Mysteries) by D.R. Meredith

Book: Murder by Reference (The John Lloyd Mysteries) by D.R. Meredith

categories: Book, Amarillo, Museums, Panhandle-Plains Museum, Humor, Locked Room Mysteries, Lawyer Mystery, Cozy Mystery, Texas Mystery




D.R. Meredith

Author D.R. Meredithabout this book: When mild-mannered Brad Hemphill, curator of the Texas Panhandle-Plains Museum, is found as dead as the dinosaur skeleton he is perched on, Sergeant Schroder and his reluctant pardner, Sergeant Jenner, of the Potter-Randall Special Crimes Unit, answer the desperate call of the museum's security guard and of its director. Unknown to Schroder is the fact that the museum's director also makes another call, this one to a museum's board member who also happens to be its attorney: John Lloyd Branson.

Arriving at the museum with his part-time legal clerk and law student, Lydia Fairchild, John Lloyd finds a classic locked room mystery. The museum doors were locked, the security camera video tapes were sabotaged, motion detectors were inactive, a museum employee is missing, and the ghost of a pioneer woman may roam the halls. Aided, or maybe not, by Lydia Fairchild, still suffering PTSD from her encounter with the Boulevard Butcher in MURDER BY MASQUERADE, John Lloyd must search for the murderer among the museum's employees, all of whom are friends. A secret room, a ghost, a cold case murder in the victim's past all play a part in one of John Lloyd's most puzzling cases.

• "John Lloyd Branson is the West Texas equivalent of Lord Peter Wimsey--a sleuth to treasure." — Carolyn G. Hart.


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