Shadows of Death
by Jeanne M. Dams

Dorothy Martin and her husband, retired Chief Constable Alan Nesbitt, go on a trip to Orkney in Scotland to visit an old friend and see some intriguing Stone Age excavations. They realize there’s considerable dissension between the archaeologists and the principal donor for the newest dig, a wealthy and abrasive American.

When a more recent corpse is found at the dig, various suspects are named, but there’s not enough evidence to bring a case against anyone. Dorothy, always sensitive to atmosphere and the undercurrent of tension pervading the project, has become fascinated by the strong aura of the ancient past that pervades Orkney, and she and Alan launch an unofficial investigation into the murder.


“Another solid mystery”

Kirkus Reviews

“Another solid mystery anchored by a pair of likable protagonists and a supporting cast of characters who would feel right at home in an Agatha Christie mystery.”


“Dams’s enticing 14th Dorothy Martin mystery”

Publishers Weekly

Jeanne M. Dams

Jeanne M. Dams, an American, is a devout Anglophile who has wished she could live in England ever since her first visit in 1963. Fortunately, her alter ego, Dorothy Martin, can do just that. Jeanne lives in South Bend, Indiana, with a varying population of cats.

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Shadows of Death by Jeanne M. Dams is available in the following formats

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