See Also Murder

See Also Murder

A Marjorie Trumaine Mystery

Book - 2015
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"In 1964, a grisly murder is committed in the small town of Dickinson, North Dakota. Erik and Lida Knudsen are found murdered in their bed, their throats slit. Sheriff Hilo Jenkins is called to the scene and discovers a strange copper amulet clasped in Erik's hand. Knowing that his friend Marjorie Trumaine is a skilled researcher and professional indexer, Jenkins asks for her help in investigating the possible meaning of the amulet with its unusual markings. As she gets closer to the truth, Marjorie feels increasingly threatened, knowing the killer will stop at nothing to cover his tracks"--
Publisher: Amherst, NY : Seventh Street Books, an imprint of Prometheus Books, 2015.
ISBN: 9781633880061
1633880060
Branch Call Number: MF SWEAZY, LARRY
Characteristics: 253 pages ; 21 cm

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debover60
Nov 14, 2016

I really enjoyed this old fashioned style puzzle it out mystery, with the protagonist being an indexer. I've never thought about who compiles those... The story is dry, bleak and enhanced by the Icelandic immigrant history of the area, which also is central to the crimes committed. Lots to think about, a twisty plot and very well drawn characters. Memorable in this day and age of otherwise simplistic horror/suspense psychopath killer "mysteries". I look forward to the next in the series.

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athena14
Dec 14, 2015

Returned 12/9 5th Av bookdrop

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threeoutside
Jul 22, 2015

Fascinating and suspenseful, a protagonist you can really get behind, in a wrenching predicament made worse by a horrible series of murders way WAY too close to home. The 1950s - 60s era in rural North Dakota portrayed vividly, and the author's deep understanding of how people of those regions are really rooted in the land. A terrific mystery!

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