The Miser of Cherry Hill (#2)

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The new mystery featuring Dr Clyde Deacon – A gun that wasn’t fired. A bridge that wasn’t crossed. And a tack that wasn’t used. These are the challenging clues Dr Clyde Deacon, a small-town physician in 1902 America, must decipher to solve the murder of Ephraim Purcell, a local wealthy businessman with a rapacious appetite for money and women. His personal life disintegrating, Dr Deacon must race against mounting town pressure to uncover the perpetrator – and the shocking motive behind the crime. 


“Successfully recreates a small town of the period […] Deacon’s suspicions bounce around […] and provide a fair amount of energy for the plot.”

Publishers Weekly

“Mackay’s period detail and crisp, engaging prose will satisfy fans of well-crafted historical mysteries.”


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