Spring has sprung in Somerset Harbor, Maine, and the picturesque tourist town is bustling with fresh faces, start-up social events, and businesses making their debut. In the midst of all the new excitement, however, there are old secrets lurking in the attic of Sedgwick Manor, and Maggie Watson is forced to confront emotional baggage from her past even though all she wants to do is enjoy her present.
The Crate Beyond (Antique Shop Mystery #16) Guidepost
When an unexpected message requires Maggie to finally go through long-ignored boxes from her late husband’s archaeology lab, she discovers more than just priceless Native American artifacts in her storage room. Instead, she pries open a years-old mystery that casts doubt on her beloved Richard’s intentions — and even his integrity.
Hesitant to open the proverbial Pandora’s box, Maggie distracts herself with preparations for the town’s History by Candlelight Tour and tries to delay her investigation of the crates’ contents until after the event. Unfortunately, someone else is in a much bigger hurry to unpack the past, and Maggie becomes a target for increasingly frightful encounters. As the alarming incidents pile up, Maggie starts questioning the motives of even those closest to her.
Not knowing where else to turn, Maggie enlists her friends at the historical society to get to the bottom of the confusing cargo. Can she bear it if the results of their research cast Richard in a poor light? Will knowing the truth about these puzzling packages help her get the closure she seeks — or will it upend her fragile life in unimaginable, and potentially disastrous, ways?
This is one mystery Maggie must handle with care . . . or else.