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Trashed: A Murder and the Mayor Mystery Diana Morgan

Trashed: A Murder and the Mayor Mystery

Diana Morgan

Published October 7th 2013
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Kindle Edition
312 pages
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When police chief Will Hardaker calls Whittier NH mayor Victoria Donnelly in the middle of the night and orders her to a crime scene- shes shocked to see the town road agent sitting inside the road grader with a bullet hole in his forehead. Found atMoreWhen police chief Will Hardaker calls Whittier NH mayor Victoria Donnelly in the middle of the night and orders her to a crime scene- shes shocked to see the town road agent sitting inside the road grader with a bullet hole in his forehead. Found at the scene, an incriminating invoice and a nine mm slug, point directly to her. Not long ago Vic and Will surprised themselves by starting a passionate middle-aged romance and this murder just might end it. The phony invoice was created on the towns computer network, and though Vics signature is on it, she proves her innocence to Will. They just might salvage their relationship. Then the nightmare escalates. Whispered telephone threats, an innocent friends arrest, her dogs murder, and the torching of Vics beloved 1962 Jag XK-E leave her frightened, angry, and undeterred. Vic and Will trudge up a mountain and delve into the towns computer system chasing clues. Wills sergeant, Rick Putney, uses his forensic skills to study sand. Will uncovers an illegal still hidden in the woods near the town garage. None of it points to a clear suspect. They get a break when Vics two aldermen, the artistic and extremely odd Boynton brothers, come forward as reluctant witnesses. They live and work near the entrance to the town garage. Someone parked on the woods road across from their shop the night of the murder. It wasnt Vic. Too many probable suspects and several quirky characters abound in this cozy mystery set in the Lakes Region of New Hampshire. Who killed the road agent? Was it Pete Forbes, the road agents surly second in command, or maybe the sleazy code enforcement officer who cant keep his hands off Vic. The town administrators desperately hiding a secret that could blow his career to pieces. Wills sixty-something older sister, Dora, executive secretary to Vic and usually stiffly professional, is suddenly acting like a gum-snapping teenager. To top everything off, Boston mob boss Tony Lambrini has been seen around t