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.