A Murder on Jane Street must be the first in a series of mysteries by Cathy Cash Spellman. If she doesn’t take this delightful group of people to new books and new mysteries, it will be a waste. FitzHugh Donovan is a retired NYPD Chief of Police. He lives with his daughters Rory and Maeva and his granddaughter Finn. All are strong personalities who are devoted to each other.
When the ninety-some-year-old neighbor woman asked FitzHugh for help, he immediately commits to assist her, but then she is murdered before she has a chance to explain the threat she faces. Luckily she left some clues. Fitzhugh is able to call in the help of experts in archives, history, science and technology to assist, but when they finally understand who they are up against, it seems nothing can be done.
A Murder on Jane Street is a great introduction to an investigative team that will be fun to follow. It mixes a bit of romance with intrigue in a way that reminds me of the LoveSwept serial romance books with an investigative team who works together. I have to credit Spellman for a unique ending for her book. I can’t spoil it but will say I’ve not seen anything like it before.
A Murder on Jane Street will be released July 16th. I received an e-galley from the publisher through NetGalley.