Once again, the author has managed to weave geneology tightly with the skeletons in the closet to create a murder mystery that will draw the reader into its plot. . . “Poisoned Pedigree” is as pleasant a way to spend a couple of hours as a murder mystery can be. — Jaymie Reynolds, AML Review
Kerry McNee, a famous singer and songwriter, has enlisted the help of professional genealogist Alexandra Campbell and her sidekick, Briggie, to explore the star's pedigree. At the age of 37, Kerry wants to marry and have a family, but she is terrified by childhood memories that include whispers of a family curse and “bad blood.” The investigation leads to a remote town in the Ozarks and a strange woman known as the Keeper, who seems to know secrets that no one else will share. But when the Keeper is suddenly murdered, Alex and Briggie are left to piece together the mystery from a 200-year-old scrapbook — a collection of writings that also includes cryptic references to the lynching of a Mormon missionary in the 1800s. Author G. G. Vandagriff combines mystery, suspense, and romance in this page-turning thriller!
Alex and Briggie are at it again. Stirring up emotions as they uncover unusual circumstances while doing genealogy research. I loved the intrigue as more people were drawn into the mystery. The ending was quite surprising too. Well worth reading!
In this fourth installment of the Alex and Briggie Genealogy murder mysteries, we come across a purported curse in the McHenry ancestry in the deep Missouri Ozarks. We even hear of a Mormon Missionary lynching in the mid 1800's that centers around the mystery. Amidst drugs, kidnapping, murder and the townsfolk keeping a lid on things, it takes Alex and Briggie getting bonked and knocked around, to solve the centuries old mystery. When both Charles and Daniel vie for Alex's affection, it's a bit more than Alex can handle. When Alex and Briggie and the Keeper get roughed up to keep secrets buried, Alex is wondering if it's best to just drop the case and head back home. If you're like me and into Genealogy bigtime, this is the book for you. I will be awaiting the next adventure from our RootSearch, Inc sleuths.
If you like mysteries then you will like this series. I like the way Vandagriff has intertwined geneology into the stories. She keeps you guessing until the end.