cover image See Also Proof: A Marjorie Trumaine Mystery

See Also Proof: A Marjorie Trumaine Mystery

Larry D. Sweazy. Seventh Street, $15.95 trade paper (250p) ISBN 978-1-63388-279-9

Tina Rinkerman, a teenager with Down syndrome, goes missing during a 1965 snowstorm, and much of the town of Dickinson, N.Dak., turns out to search for her, in Sweazy’s atmospheric third Marjorie Trumaine mystery (after 2016’s See Also Deception). Marjorie, a recently widowed farmer, doesn’t hold out much hope that Tina survived the frigid night when she joins Sheriff Guy Reinhardt in the search, but the last thing she expects to find is the body of local grocer Nils Jacobsen in a snowy field, shot to death in his car. There seems to be no connection between Tina’s disappearance and Nils’s murder, but Marjorie has been a freelance book indexer for years, and making connections between disparate pieces of information is what she does best. Marjorie is a wonderful character, a woman of her time living in a small town full of secrets, self-sufficient and tentatively beginning to make a new life for herself after years of caring for an invalid husband. Fans of period regional mysteries will hope this series has a long run. Agent: Cherry Weiner, Cherry Weiner Literary Agency. (May)