The third in the Alex and Ms. Mulholland series, finds our detectives growing and changing. Alex has turned 13 and, Ms. M observes, eccentric. Tasha Mulholland, to his chagrin, almost finds romance. When the tall man in the top hat disappears at the door of the Museum, things start happening to its historic objects that puzzle everyone. Time is twisted and negated, but the world doesn't really change. And when the tall man's wicked wife meets an untimely death, the search for him grows more intense. While the ghosts who haunt the Museum and the countryside almost turn the detectives' world upside down, it's still the living who do it the most harm.
reviews Elaine Magalis Born in Denver and raised in San Francisco, I earned my Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in philosophy at San Francisco State, and a Master's Degree in Religious Thought at the University of Pennsylvania. I was looking for the meaning of life. I didn't find it, and quit a dissertation short of a Ph.D. I decided that college teaching was too depressing when I discovered how many of my students cheated, and went to work instead in New York City with national and international liberal church organizations, writing articles and books and producing multimedia presentations and videos on social issues. Twenty years later I moved to Vermont and started a desktop publishing business with a specialty in history. I also became the education director of a Vermont history museum working with kids, grownups, and the ghosts of people past. I've written a number of books, most of them unpublished, but because I started in old age and am an abject coward, there aren't all that many rejection slips.