Fire Engine Dead
Author: Sheila Connolly
Published: March 6, 2012 by Berkley Prime Crime
Category: Traditional Mystery
Main Character: Nell Pratt, James Morrison, Marty Terwilliger
Nell Pratt, president of the Pennsylvania Antiquarian Society in Philadelphia, has to stoke her intuition to find an arsonist/murderer whose identity is veiled in smoke…
A series of warehouse fires has police scrambling for an arsonist, especially when valuable pieces in storage from the Fireman’s Museum go up in flames and a guard is killed in the blaze. A picture in the paper of the museum’s centerpiece—an 1825 horse-drawn hand pump—catches Nell Pratt’s attention. Though charred and twisted, the vehicle is clearly not the original. Yet no one at the museum is talking.
As things heat up for Nell, FBI agent and prospective boyfriend James Morrison taps her insider knowledge of museum administrators to find the truth behind the smokescreen…