Ghost Walk

Marianne MacDonald, Author St. Martin's Press $21.95 (224p) ISBN 978-0-312-19417-8
London antiquarian bookseller and devoted single mom Dido Hoare returns for her second go-round as a hard-nosed amateur sleuth (after Death's Autograph, 1997). Juggling the demands of her business, her six-month-old baby, Ben, and her elderly father, Barnabas, Dido needs no further complications in her life. But when occasional customer Tom Ashe falls ill right on her doorstep, Dido helps out. Ashe checks himself out of the hospital and disappears briefly, surfacing long enough to give Dido an old necklace to thank her for her assistance; then he is mysteriously murdered. Dido, finding that she has been named executor of Ashe's will, is drawn into the investigation of his death. Like Barnabas, Ashe had been involved in code-breaking activities during WWII, but unlike Dido's father, the murdered man continued to work for the government on special missions after the war. Special Branch is investigating Ashe's death, which Dido takes to mean that his services to the government have something to do with his murder. Helped by both Barnabas and her irrepressible assistant, Ernie, Dido solves the murder and, along the way, brings to light an ancient, priceless manuscript of gnostic gospels of great interest to the Egyptian government. Smart and tenacious, the narrating Dido is an entertaining guide to the world of antiquities--and to her own very modern adventures. (Dec.)
Reviewed on: 11/30/1998
Release date: 12/01/1998
Show other formats
FORMATS
Mass Market Paperbound - 304 pages - 978-0-06-101426-0
X
Stay ahead with
Tip Sheet!
Free newsletter: the hottest new books, features and more
X
Only $18.95/month for Digital Access
or $20.95 for Print+Digital Access!
X
Only $18.95/month for Digital Access
or $20.95 for Print+Digital Access!
X
Email Address

Password

Log In Lost Password

PW has integrated its print and digital subscriptions, offering exciting new benefits to subscribers, who are now entitled to both the print edition and the digital editions of PW (online or via our app). For instructions on how to set up your accout for digital access, click here. For more information, click here.

The part of the site you are trying to access is now available to subscribers only. Subscribers: to set up your digital subscription with the new system (if you have not done so already), click here. To subscribe, click here.

Email pw@pubservice.com with questions.

Not Registered? Click here.