Benjamin Franklin and a Case of Christmas Murder (The Benjamin Franklin Mysteries)
Robert Lee Hall
"A tale as delicious as Christmas pudding."—Publishers Weekly
In the second case recorded by Benjamin Franklin's young charge and assistant Nick Handy, the great Doctor Franklin is confronted with a shocking event. While attending a mummers' play at the home of a popular merchant Roddy Fairbrass on Christmas Eve 1757, their host suddenly collapses and dies. Although the bereaved family denies it, Franklin is convinced that he has witnessed a murder. Franklin had been to the Fairbrass home one time before to investigate the report of a ghost and now believes that there must be some sinister connection between the two events. Determined to uncover the truth, the intrepid inventor and statesman, accompanied by Nick, unravels a tangled plot of intrigue and scandal while matching wits with some of London's most notorious criminal minds.
Robert Lee Hall is the author of Exit Sherlock Holmes: The Great Detectives Final Days, Murder at San Simeon, and Benjamin Franklin Takes the Case, this last available from Pine Street Books.