Code Grey by Clea Simon is the 9th book in the “Dulcie Schwartz” mystery series. Publisher: Severn House, August 2015
Did a down on his luck former student steal a priceless book? Grad student and cat lover Dulcie Schwartz thinks not and she sets out to prove it”
It’s spring break, and Dulcie Schwartz has stayed behind in almost-deserted Cambridge, Massachusetts to concentrate on her thesis. But when a former student turned vagrant, Jeremy Mumbles, is found injured, with a valuable missing book clutched in his arms, Dulcie can’t seem to let it go. What was he doing with the book? And why has it turned up after all these years?
With Jeremy now the prime suspect for a series of break-ins in the area, Dulcie is determined to clear the unfortunate former scholar s name. But when she finds a connection between the book he was carrying and her own research into an anonymous Gothic author, the search for clues takes on a new intensity and a new menace.
I found this book to be very engaging as the mystery taunted me with clues that were presented in a manner that grabbed my attention and kept hold of it until the last page was turned. The author did a wonderful job in creating a drama that intensified as the story played out with some clever plot twists that had me asking more questions and delving into the pages as I had to know how it was all going to turn out. A good mystery with paranormal elements, good dialogue and non-stop action made this an enjoyable reading pleasure.