The Spinster’s Fortune
Inspired by real life events, The Spinster’s Fortune is an intriguing tale of Blanche, an elderly woman who has hidden her family’s fortune throughout her decaying house in Georgetown, Washington, D.C. in 1929 and Margaret, her niece, who must unravel her aunt’s mysteries. “A perfect blend of history, mystery, family secrets and suspense.” (Kate Braithwaite, author of The Girl Puzzle)
Moonlit alleys, shadowy tunnels and buried secrets…
Summer of 1929. Blanche Magruder lays alone in a home for the aged and infirm, of supposed unsound mind without a penny to her name. Meanwhile, her house, a crumbled ruin in the heart of Georgetown, Washington, D.C., is pillaged nightly by thieves looking for treasure rumored to be hidden there.
A distant niece, Margaret O’Keefe, is tapped as executor and becomes embroiled in the hunt for recovering monies, taking it on as a welcome escape from her financial and marital woes.
Margaret discovers caches in unlikely spots throughout the house while family mysteries begin to unravel. As she questions whether Aunt Blanche is an insane fool or a daring genius, she also must wrangle with her own hidden truths.
Pressed towards a convergence of their pasts and presents, the two women must ultimately face down a fateful discovery in order to rectify their lives.
Shrouded in gothic undertones and dark artifice, The Spinster’s Fortune is a tale that takes the reader on a strange journey through tangled webs of family deceit… but where does it end?