Dead Letters by Sheila Connolly is the first short story in the “Museum” mystery series. Publisher: Penguin Publishing, February 2012
Nell Pratt’s search into a family’s history may bring more than just dark secrets to light…Nell Pratt, president of the Pennsylvania Antiquarian Society, is intrigued when Arthur Logan, elderly scion of an old Philadelphia family, approaches her to search the Society’s archives for information on the Logan family’s history. What he desires most, it turns out, is her discretion—but as Nell begins sifting through documents and letters, a series of unsettling occurrences lead her to wonder if she’s not the only one out there looking for a Logan family secret.
This was a very enjoyable short story where Nell helps a museum patron look into his family history looking for information from the past that is worth noting. With unexplained disturbances, Nell’s search ends as it should.