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Book details
  • Genre:FICTION
  • SubGenre:Suspense
  • Language:English
  • Pages:250
  • Format:Paperback
  • Paperback ISBN:9781543945584

The House On Morgan Street

Secrets, Lies, And Murder

by Elisabeth J. Stafford

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Overview

The House on Morgan Street is full of secrets and lies that have come to the forefront after the death of the Abbott family matriarch. A scramble for hidden wealth ensues, and the bodies began to appear. Nothing is what it seems to be. Many people have come and gone from the mansion on Morgan Street over the past 100 years, but it's what won't stay buried that brings a killer and his murderous greed to town.

The protagonist is Natalie, descended from a family of housemaids. She has created a safe, but very limited world for herself. When Lydia, the last living member of the Abbott family, comes home to Coventry, Minnesota for her mother's funeral, she has a secret that will take Natalie out of her small world and into a firestorm of secrets, lies, and murder.

Some of the stories of Natalie's family, along with observations of the past, are told through excerpts from journals and letters. The truth is dangerous and upends the lives of present day Abbott family members and Natalie herself. Her lover James, the police chief, must balance his concern and love for Natalie with the pursuit of a dangerous and cunning villain whose identity is unknown for much of the storyline. The romance between Natalie and James is one of rekindled love that makes them stronger and yet vulnerable at the same time. They fight to be together and to stay alive.


Description

The House on Morgan Street is full of secrets and lies that have come to the forefront after the death of the Abbott family matriarch. A scramble for hidden wealth ensues, and the bodies began to appear. Nothing is what it seems to be. Many people have come and gone from the mansion on Morgan Street over the past 100 years, but it's what won't stay buried that brings a killer and his murderous greed to town.

The protagonist is Natalie, descended from a family of housemaids. She has created a safe, but very limited world for herself. When Lydia, the last living member of the Abbott family, comes home to Coventry, Minnesota for her mother's funeral, she has a secret that will take Natalie out of her small world and into a firestorm of secrets, lies, and murder.

Some of the stories of Natalie's family, along with observations of the past, are told through excerpts from journals and letters. The truth is dangerous and upends the lives of present day Abbott family members and Natalie herself. Her lover James, the police chief, must balance his concern and love for Natalie with the pursuit of a dangerous and cunning villain whose identity is unknown for much of the storyline. The romance between Natalie and James is one of rekindled love that makes them stronger and yet vulnerable at the same time. They fight to be together and to stay alive.

About the author

After a career as a school social worker, Elisabeth J. Stafford has now embarked on a second career – writing mystery/suspense novels.  Her current novel, The House on Morgan Street, is a contemporary, yet classic thriller that keeps the reader guessing throughout. She enjoys creating authentic characters, some of whom are mysterious and dangerous, and some who will steal the reader's heart. Ms. Stafford also wrote a blog for six years and is currently working on a follow-up novel to The House on Morgan Street. She resides in Minnesota with her husband and enjoys spending time with her family.

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