Four-star review of Murder at Markham by Patricia Houck Sprinkle
Picked this one up at a used book store when I realized I hadn’t read this Shiela Travis story before. Recently widowed Shiela is hired at a college that trains future diplomats. I never did figure out whether it was part of The University of Chicago or not. Sprinkle obviously doesn’t know that area of Chicago as well as she knows the south, where the other Shiela Travis books are set. With Aunt Mary visiting, Shiela investigates the death of a young woman found wrapped in an oriental rug in the basement of Markham Institute as well as ensuing crimes including another death. A quick and enjoyable read.