The Green Mountain Whodunit Series:
Book One: The Body in the Butter Churn
Book Two: The Organist Who Wore Gloves
Book Three: The Disappearance of the Tall Man in the High Hat
The third in the Alex and Ms. Mulholland series, finds our detectives growing and changing. Alex has turned 13 and, Ms. M observes, “eccentric.” Tasha Mulholland, to his chagrin, almost finds romance. When the tall man in the top hat disappears at the door of the Museum, things start happening to its historic objects that puzzle everyone. And when the tall man’s wicked wife meets an untimely death, the search for him grows more intense.
While the ghosts who haunt the Museum and the countryside almost turn the detectives’ world upside down, it’s still the living who do it the most harm.
From The Disappearance of the Tall Man in the High Hat
The tall, thin man in a top hat stood on the porch in front of the big oak door to the Museum, welcoming people. Admission was free on Old Shrubsbury School House Day. He wore a frock coat of gold lamé, a waist coat of pale blue silk, and a pair of shiny brown brogans with heels that made him even taller than he was.
Alex, tired after a long afternoon as a 19th century boy selling apples, sat down on the stone fence near the door and watched Will Kenney pretend to be Samuel Read Hall who, nearly 150 years ago, had taught in the building that was a Museum now . Mr. Kenney seemed to feel the part, introducing himself, gesturing broadly, laughing boisterously. But did Samuel Read Hall laugh boisterously? Alex didn’t think so. The Rev. Hall was a serious man, a gentleman, an exuberant scholar but not a jokester. He might have greeted people joyfully at the door to the Old Shrubsbury Schoolhouse, but most of the time his thoughts would have been elsewhere. Shaping the earth. Sorting out rocks. Thinking about God and the universe.
Certainly, he would never have worn gold lamé.
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