Book Reviews

Murder in the Museum by Simon Brett

August 1, 2003 7:11 pm By Leave your thoughts

Esmond Chadleigh: the late great poet, children''s author, essayist and fantasy writer, has a skeleton in his closet. To be more precise, an almost 90 year old skeleton with a gun shot wound to the back of its head is found buried in the kitchen garden of Chadleigh''s Bracketts House while the ground is being prepared to build a new museum on the heritage site. What can the trustees of Bracketts House do to clear the good name of the beloved author? How can they keep a nosey American literature professor from discovering the real truth about the literary figure''s past? And, worst of all, how can they keep Bracketts House open another season when their former director, Sheila Cartwright, is shot dead in a pouring rain in front of the building after an emergency trustees'' meeting?