Marry In Haste
Marry In Haste
An Endurance Mystery
Grace Kimball, retired teacher, is writing for the Endurance Register and dating its editor, Jeff Maitlin. When he buys a Victorian mansion, Lockwood House, and borrows money from the bank, Jeff sets off a chain of events that puts Grace in danger. Conrad Folger, bank president, is murdered, and his wife, Emily, becomes the prime suspect. While TJ Sweeney, Grace’s friend and Endurance police detective, investigates, Grace also sets out to prove her former student
Who else had a motive to kill Conrad Folger? TJ Sweeney investigates possible suspects: spurned lovers, unhappy bank clients, and even family members.
Grace and Jeff discover a diary from 1893 in Lockwood House. Written by a naïve 17-year-old, it tells Olivia Havelock’s bittersweet story. She marries a powerful Endurance judge, and what begins with joy quickly turns to terror.
As Grace reads the diary, she sees parallels to the life of Emily Folger. Can the lessons from the past help Grace clear Emily’s name? And can she do it in time?
A Death at Tippit Pond
Four decades after the tragic murder of Melanie Tippitt, the tiny town of Sweet Iron is rocked by
new revelations in that haunting case. Ghosts, lies, long-buried secrets …
TJ Sweeney gets the spotlight in this Endurance novella about a murder victim in the 1940s. It
was the Big Band Era, romance was in the air, and tragedy was close at hand.
Three May Keep A Secret
“…if two of them are dead.” Retired teacher, Grace Kimball, discovers the truth of Ben
Franklin’s aphorism when her quiet town of Endurance is rocked by a murder or two.
Marry in Haste
“ …repent at leisure.” Two wives—two murders a century apart—and a shocking secret connects
them. Grace Kimball investigates, hoping to save a life.
Death Takes No Bribes
Who poisoned Endurance High School Principal John Hardy? Death is stalking the halls of
Grace’s old workplace, and Grace and TJ Sweeney are only a few steps ahead.
© Susan Van Kirk 2019