Tuesday, November 3, 2009

THE HIDDEN BRANCH by GG VANDAGRIFF


Paul Mardian is a shining example of the American dream. The grandson of an Armenian immigrant who fled to the United States during the genocide of 1915, Paul is a self- made industrial tycoon and one of the most eligible bachelors in the country. But the dream is shattered when Paul turns up dead and his valuable collection of ancient Armenian artificats goes missing. Hired to find the murdered man’s heirs, professional genealogist Alexandra Campbell and her sidekick, Briggie, are brought to the swanky beaches of Southern California and a community of Armenian relatives who all seem to be hiding a secret. When another family member is suddenly murdered, Alex discovers there is more at stake than an unclaimed fortune or missing antiques, but piecing together Paul’s complicated family tree may be more dangerous than she ever anticipated. Author G. G. Vandagriff combines mystery, suspense, and romance in this page- turning thriller!

This is the 5th (And final) Alex & Briggie genealogy mystery.
As they always do, Alex & Briggie get into all sorts of trouble, which only makes the story better.
The story starts with Alex, Briggie, Charles,Richard & Marigny flying off to Huntington Beach, CA to find Paul Mardian's heirs. That seams innocent enough until Benji, the favorite grandson is kidnapped, and Alex is shot.
The list of suspects is long, and I never suspected the real culprit.
Alex & Briggie's adventures are always great fun, I will miss their adventures.
The previous Alex & Briggie Mysteries are Cankered Roots, Of Deadly Descent, Tangled Roots & Poisoned Pedigree. You can read them in any order.
If you like genealogy and mystery this is the book for you.
You can get it at the usual places, Deseret book, Seagull book, Amazon, and inter library loan.

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