Murder in an Old, Dark House
By Edward Lodi
Cory Burgess was only fifteen years old when he disappeared without leaving a trace. Everyone assumed that he drowned in a nearby lake, yet no body was ever found. Forty years later the ancestral home from which he vanished is a thriving bed-and-breakfast where guests can expect a restful night's sleep in bedrooms furnished with priceless antiques, followed by a gourmet breakfast cooked to order. But college professor Cheryl Fernandes and her friend Anthony Gomes experience something considerably less pleasant, something not mentioned in any of the brochures: strange happenings at night--and the unsolved murder of a fellow guest. No one connects the decades-old disappearance of the young boy with the recent murder--no one, that is, except for Lena Lombardi, the septuagenarian cranberry bog owner with a nose for trouble and a twenty-two caliber pistol to back her up. But can one lone woman prevail against the evil that lurks in the corridors of the old, dark house?