Death of a Hoosier Schoolmaster
by Marlis Day
Working in her garden, teacher/detective Margo Brown accidentally digs up a weapon used to commit a murder fifty-five years earlier. The victim: Gus Steiner, a strict schoolmaster. Margo investigates the cold case, but someone in the community keeps thwarting her every move. Margo will have to unravel a complex web of deceit and conspiracy before she can uncover the dark s...more
Paperback, 192 pages
Published July 1st 2002 by Sterlinghouse Publisher
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Being from Indiana, I had to read this book. It was OK. Margo is enjoying her school off from school. When her husband finds an old crusty, rusty gun in the mud on their farm, she is drawn to find out about how it got there. She researches in the library and questions old timers in the small town about the murder that happened 50 years ago. In the end, she finds out how and why the person was murdered but was it worth her summer of researching?
I am the author of the new The Secret of Bailey's Chase, a middle-grade novel. I also write the Margo Brown Mysteries. A retired teacher, I am also a wife, mother, and grandmother. I live in the rolling hills of southern Indiana. I am a member of SCBWI, Mystery Writers of America, and Sisters in Crime. I love to visit schools and read to children. Currently, I am working on the sequel to my childr...moreMore about Marlis Day...