Retired reporter and now licensed private investigator, Leon MacLeod recognized the old typewriter immediately. It had been his father’s.
Looking at it, he knew his father hadn’t moved to the Hebrides in 1968, leaving his mother with three children and an infant to feed and raise alone.
He knew his father was dead. He wouldn’t have left without his typewriter.
That meant the farewell letter had been typed on the old machine, with its characteristic twisted T, by someone else.
It meant the money that came every month until the youngest child reached adulthood had come from someone else.
Who would murder his father but then provide for the widow and children?
He couldn’t ask his mother, now in a care facility with Alzheimer’s Disease.
Who else could he ask?
You will ask yourself the same question as you read Sydney Harmen’s great new novel, Typing no More.
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