Death on the Line by Carol Amorosi
He spends his life solving puzzles. Now facing an incompetent sheriff, can he solve the murder and avoid the hangman’s noose?
1763. Eighty years of skirmishes along the controversial Pennsylvania & Maryland border. Charles Mason and Jeremiah Dixon arrive with the latest 18th-century technology for their ground-breaking survey. Native tribes contest it. Both colonies challenge it. No matter how accurate the result is, one side will not accept it.
Angus MacKay, their eager assistant, arrives amid the massacre of the Conestoga, a native tribe. He is plunged into intrigue as their mission is sabotaged. Suddenly, Angus trips over a dead body, and the incompetent sheriff would like nothing more than to arrest him for the murder. It’s a hanging offense. Suddenly, the game changes from defining a line on the ground to defining the line between good and evil.
Travel back to colonial America in the 18th-century with suspects galore: native tribes, locals spying on each other, and even a gun-toting minister. Death on the Line is Book 1 in The MacKay Mysteries, a murder mystery series full of historical events and real people.
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Author-Amateur Historian-Traveler-Celtic Enthusiast
History permeates almost everything Carol enjoys, whether it is travel or volunteer work. Just ask her family! She enjoys gardening, especially learning about plants from the past and their culinary and medicinal uses.
Today, Carol and her husband, Dave, call Germany home, and she spends her time practicing German on their two cats and Widgit, the History Hound, who often joins them on their escapades.
Over the years, she has put her passion for history to good use as a volunteer and an interpreter spanning different periods from the Romans to the Middle Ages to the Revolutionary War, most recently as a member of the 7th Virginia Regiment.
During their tenure in Italy, Carol took part in the Pompeii Food & Drink Project, exploring the eating and drinking habits of the residents in 79 AD. While living on the Eastern Shore of Virginia, Carol volunteered as a docent conducting tours at Ker Place, a colonial home constructed in 1799.