It’s the week before Thanksgiving, and history textbook writer Miranda Lewis has deadlines to meet. But when a routine check-in call to her young niece ends in tears and a hang-up, Miranda hurries to Plimoth Plantation, where her niece works as an interpreter. The day after her arrival, the already explosive atmosphere turns violent when someone beheads the interpreter who portrays Miles Standish. With suspicion falling on her niece, Miranda sets out to uncover the truth.
Living History Mysteries
When Miranda Lewis accepts an invitation from her old college roommate and her roommate’s father, a handsome courtly Virginian, to attend the reenactment of the Gettysburg Battle over the Fourth of July Weekend, she hopes to recapture the magic of the long-ago summer she spent with them, But the jaunt down memory lane turns into a nightmare when her roommate’s estranged husband Wiley, a hardcore Confederate reenactor, is shot in the leg and dies of a heart attack while reenacting Pickett’s Charge.
When workaholic writer Miranda Lewis and her boyfriend, Nate Barnes, a hot-tempered former American Indian Movement activist, visit friends—hers at the Spouters Point Maritime Museum, and his at a nearby Native-owned gambling casino—they know it’s not going to be smooth sailing. But neither anticipates the storm that’s about to break when Miranda’s friend’s yachtsman fiancé is brutally murdered, and Nate’s casino friend is the leading suspect.