Old Barns and Secrets

Old Barns and Secrets

There is something to be said for old barns, the kind that has been around for a hundred years or more. In the first place, they demand respect for their perseverance in the face of the whims of life, and, in the second place, they work great in cozy mysteries.

At the Saunders Farm, there is an old barn. It has withstood the tests of time for more than a hundred years. It was an important part of daily life in the past century, a busy place, smelling of clean, fresh hay and cattle and horses. Now, it’s almost a derelict. It sits forlorn, its great halls and rooms empty of everything except memories.

The barn holds a strange fascination for Ned McNeil. It pops up in more than one of Marvie Saunders’ poems, but, she wrote about it in a strange, secretive way. Why? Ned McNeil is determined to find the answer.

Murder By Moonlight, the fourth Ned McNeil mystery, as yet unpublished,  by Blanche Day Manos.

 

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