Title: The Penhallow Train Incident
Author: M. S. Spencer
Genre: Cozy mystery/Romantic Suspense
In the sleepy coastal Maine town of Penhallow, a stranger dies on a train, setting off a chain of events that draws Rachel Tinker, director of the historical society, and Griffin Tate, curmudgeonly retired professor, into a spider’s web of archaeological obsession and greed. Before Rachel can unlock the soft heart that beats under Griffin’s hard crust, they must find the map to the Queen of Sheba’s tomb, and solve not one, but three murders.
What makes this a must-listen audiobook?
Oh, this story is so much fun! Set in Maine, it nonetheless manages to import Middle Eastern archaeologists, who set the hero and heroine on a search not just for the murderer, but for the tomb of the Queen of Sheba. Snappy (snippy?) dialogue makes it perfect for listening.
Librarian, anthropologist, Congressional aide, speechwriter—M. S. Spencer has traveled the globe. She holds a BA from Vassar College, a diploma in Arabic Studies from the American University in Cairo, and Masters in Anthropology and in Library Science from the University of Chicago. All of this tends to insinuate itself into her works.
Ms. Spencer has published twelve romantic suspense or murder mystery novels, with two more on the way. She has two fabulous grown children and an incredible granddaughter. She divides her time between the Gulf Coast of Florida and a tiny village in Maine.
Narrator Phoenix Emrys was born in Canada's capital in the late 1950s and kept migrating west during the course of her somewhat unconventional life. During that time she accumulated—and survived–various experiences shading into "makes us stronger" territory, quite a few of which are making their way into the books she writes. She currently makes her home in the gorgeous Okanagan valley of British Columbia, living happily with her daughter, her slightly insane, but harmless Siamese cat, and Merlin the Magical Papillion.
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