Blood Relations: A Torie O'Shea Mystery

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St. Martin's Press, Apr 7, 2003 - Fiction - 242 pages
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In Rett MacPherson’s charming cozy mysteries, genealogist Torie O’Shea always seems to be right in the middle of it all in the goings-on in New Kassel, Missouri. When a drought hits the tiny river town and the depth of the mighty Mississippi lowers, Torie is one of the first on the scene to see what the water has revealed: the decades-old wreckage of a riverboat. Soon, the rumors that surrounded its sinking have resurfaced as well and are swirling all over town, most notably about the existence of a cache of diamonds thought to be on board that was never recovered. Before long, a trove of treasure seekers flocks to town, and inevitably, tragedy strikes amid the feverish competition of the treasure hunt.

Meanwhile, Torie is staggered by another discovery---the existence of a half sister she never knew she had. Shocked and surprised, she looks around for a distraction, and decides to dig into what really caused the wreck, as well as the location of the missing diamonds. All in all, the combination of personal intrigue and cold-blooded murder makes Blood Relations a sparkling addition to a terrific mystery series.

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User Review  - bookswoman - LibraryThing

Torie O'Shea is the resident historian/genealogist for the small town of New Kassel, MO. When a paddle-steamboat that sunk 80 years ago is uncovered because the Mississippi is very low Torie is drawn ... Read full review


User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

Torie O'Shea, the most dedicated genealogist in New Kassell, Missouri (Killing Cousins, 2002, etc.), wonders why Stephanie Connelly, a young woman with the familiar-looking eyes, keeps staring at her ... Read full review

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About the author (2003)

Rett MacPherson has authored five previous Torie O’Shea mysteries. She lives with her husband and children near St. Louis, Missouri.

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