cover image Cause of Death: A Rina Martin Mystery

Cause of Death: A Rina Martin Mystery

Jane A. Adams. Severn, $28.95 (208p) ISBN 978-0-7278-8173-1

Summer has been good for the main characters of Adams%E2%80%99s complex sixth Rina Martin mystery set in Frantham, England (after 2011%E2%80%99s The Dead of Winter). It looks as though retired actress Rina%E2%80%99s Lydia Marchant Investigates TV-detective series will be revived, and Det. Insp. Sebastian %E2%80%9CMac%E2%80%9D MacGregor has had time to relax and recoup after a physically and mentally difficult year. But a crisis looms as autumn approaches. Excavations at the local airfield uncover a woman%E2%80%99s skeleton, and two people from the past re-enter Rina and Sebastian%E2%80%99s lives%E2%80%94Stan Holden, who has apparently changed for the better, and Karen Parker, who will never change. Mac soon has his hands full with a murder of a man outside a pub and other developments with complex international implications. These will test Rina%E2%80%99s sleuthing skills%E2%80%94along with Mac%E2%80%99s patience. Adams keeps readers guessing as to which characters really are the good guys. (Oct.)