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TURKEY TRACKS by Lizbie Brown

TURKEY TRACKS

by Lizbie Brown

Pub Date: June 28th, 1995
ISBN: 0-312-13193-3
Publisher: St. Martin's

Drafted into completing distraught Jane Maddocks's History of Patchwork lecture series at Bath's Wetherburn Museum, transplanted American Elizabeth Blair naturally settles down to figure out who shot Joanna Drewsister of Jane's husband, sleek museum curator Tom Maddocksand then laid the staff low. The evidence points to the Animal Liberation Front, the demi- terrorist mates of Philly Lucas, Jane's daughter. But Elizabeth, digging deeper, finds all manner of secretsan illicit pregnancy, an epidemic of irregular entanglements with Jane, a funny smell about the museum's booksmore than enough crossplots to spark a fatal fire at the museum gift shop (attributed by the benighted constabulary to local arsonist Rick Nowak, Philly's old boyfriend) and no fewer than three false confessions before Elizabeth finally confronts a murderer who's worn out everyone's patience but hers. Elizabeth's second outing (Broken Star, 1993) is overpeopled with cookie-cutter British types and plotted within an inch of its life, but it's set forth with all the no-nonsense briskness of a superior office manager.