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Museum Mysteries


1894. After rising to prominence investigating the case of Jack the Ripper alongside Inspector Abberline, Daniel Wilson has retired from the police force and now works as a private enquiry agent. Having built a reputation for intelligence and integrity, Wilson is asked to investigate a mysterious murder at the Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge. A dead body has been discovered in a previously empty sarcophagus in the museum’s Egyptian rooms. Then other deaths occur, and there are suggestions of supernatural forces at work. Working with the Fitzwilliam’s curator and archaeologist, Abigail Fenton, Wilson has to solve the mystery and at the same time preserve the museum’s reputation. His problems are compounded by the reluctance of the local police force to work with him, and initially by the attitude of Abigail Fenton, an independent-minded woman with a First Class Degree in History from Girton College and a track record of archaeological digs in Egypt, who resents Wilson’s presence. Until she gets to know him. And even then the path to them having a relationship is rocky and unpredictable.

MURDER AT THE FITZWILLIAM is the first in a new series of Museum Mysteries, featuring Daniel Wilson and Abigail Fenton as an investigating duo.

The second, MURDER AT THE BRITISH MUSEUM, will appear later in January 2019, and the third, MURDER AT THE ASHMOLEAN, in July 2019.

The Museum Mysteries are published by Allison & Busby.

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