Tuesday, October 6, 2009

The Hidden Branch by G.G. Vandagriff

The Hidden Branch by G.G. Vandagriff

In G.G.'s last Alex and Briggie Genealogical mystery, we find their sleuthing sends them off to the sunny beaches of Huntington Beach, CA, my hometown, and better known as Surf City. And, G.G. you brought back some happy memories of some well-known places. I used to spend my Saturdays with my friend walking on the pier and walking across the street to the corner drugstore to buy movie magazines. Anyway, back to our story.

Paul Mardian, an Armenian billionnaire, who invented the pop-can, is found murdered in his wealthy home in Kansas City, MO.from one of his artifacts. Alex, Briggie, Richard, Charles and Marigny all fly to Surf City to find the heirs to the Mardian fortune, worth several million. With a murder, a kidnapping and a nearly dead Alex, stakes are high to keep Alex and Briggie from unveiling the murderer. And, with so many suspects in the Mardian clan, it's hard to trust anyone and with Alex, Briggie and Richard, there's no telling what kind of mischief they'll get into. An old journal winds up missing and it's up to the sleuths to find it.

The main attractions in this last of this series is Ruby's, a 50's-60's style restaurant in the motif of a soda shop, which is on the edge of the pier, with all the fishermen, surfers, espresso shops, Golden State Community College, Hoag Memorial Hospital (our family hospital), Four Crowns, UC-Irvine, Balboa Bay, (where we had our wedding reception), Corona Del Mar and The Hyatt Regency across from the pier and John Wayne International Airport.

Forever Friends Rating 4 Stars by Teri
Until Next Time, See You Around The Book Nook.

Pub. Date: September 2009


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