The Lost Ancestor: A Genealogical Crime Mystery
Morton Farrier, who terms himself a forensic genealogist, loves to solve genealogical mysteries.
When a dying client, Ray Mercer, approaches him and requests that Morton find out what happened to his great aunt. “I want to know what happened to her before I die,” Ray tells Morton. Thus begins the story of how Morton learns the story of Mary Mercer, born in 1893 in the town of Winchelsea, Sussex, who disappeared from the family in 1911 and died………… well, you’re going to have to read the story for yourself.
This is Nathan Dylan Goodwin’s second novel and is just as gripping as was his first, Hiding the Past. Through the character of Morton Farrier, he takes us to local research repositories and orders records from the Public Record Office. He freely uses Ancestry.UK. All of this is good teaching to us the readers and we scarcely know we’re being taught because we are so caught up in the story.
How does Morton piece together these puzzle pieces: red hair, Scotland, The Keep, duties of a maid, twins, Nova Scotia and a lily pond? You’ll just have to read The Lost Ancestor and find out for yourself.
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I have read both books; both were great reads! I would 100% recommend them to anybody who enjoys a good mystery story with a generous sprinkling of genealogy mixed in.