WorldCat Identities

MacPherson, Rett

Overview
Works: 21 works in 109 publications in 1 language and 10,757 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Domestic fiction  Diary fiction 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PS3563.A3257, 813.54
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Rett MacPherson
Died in the wool by Rett MacPherson( Book )

7 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 1,149 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Torie O'Shea, president of the historical society in New Kassel, Missouri, has plans to turn a historic house up for sale into a textile museum. The house has a tragic family history involving three sibling suicides in the nineteen twenties. Mrs. O'Shea eventually has to learn the secrets behind their deaths to solve present-day crimes
The blood ballad by Rett MacPherson( Book )

6 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 1,094 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Genealogist Torie O'Shea is out birding on the cliffs of the Mississippi River when someone starts shooting at her and her partner. Disoriented and running for their lives, they stumble over an antique trunk and discover a badly beaten dead body stuffed inside. Soon after, musicologist Glen Morgan shows up at the Kendall House, Torie's new textile museum, claiming to be her cousin and to have proof that her grandfather secretly may have written a number of popular songs for the famous country music singers, the Morgan Family Players. Torie starts to uncover secrets about her family and the town that even she didn't know
In sheep's clothing : a novel by Rett MacPherson( Book )

7 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in English and held by 1,029 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Visiting her favorite aunt in Minnesota, genealogist Torie O'Shea learns that her aunt has discovered the 150-year-old diary of a young Swedish woman whose life turned violent after falling in love with a man forbidden to her
A misty mourning : a novel by Rett MacPherson( Book )

9 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 1,017 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Torie O'Shea inherits the West Virginia boardinghouse just after Clarissa Hart's grandmother changes her will and is found murdered, "Torie must put her genealogy skills to work to determine what secrets worth killing for may be hiding in the dilapidated boarding house and the Hart family story--before it's too late."--Jacket
A comedy of heirs : a novel by Rett MacPherson( Book )

9 editions published between 1999 and 2014 in English and held by 1,008 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Genealogist Torie O'Shea of Missouri turns her attention to her family and discovers that her grandfather was murdered. Torie begins a probe and family skeletons tumble out
Thicker than water : [a Tori O'Shea mystery] by Rett MacPherson( Book )

12 editions published between 2005 and 2010 in English and held by 998 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Learning that her mentor and boss, Sylvia, has passed away at the age of 102, Missouri mother and genealogist Tori O'Shea discovers a cryptic postcard from the 1920s among Sylvia's possessions and begins to fear that the elderly woman's death may not have been natural
Killing cousins by Rett MacPherson( Book )

5 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 962 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Torie O'Shea, a genealogist, begins researching the life of a local jazz singer, she discovers that the singer's infant son had been kidnapped in 1938, and when a baby's skeleton is found in a run-down building, Torie must delve into a crime that spans several generations
Dead man running by Rett MacPherson( Book )

11 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in English and held by 912 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When genealogist Torie O'Shea is asked by a local journalist to research the family background of her Missouri hometown's two mayoral candidates--incumbent Bill Castlereagh and his challenger, Torie's stepfather Sheriff Colin Brooke--her investigation turns up a shocking secret from her town's past
Blood relations by Rett MacPherson( Book )

12 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 903 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When a drought leads to the discovery of a mysterious sunken riverboat, genealogist Torie O'Shea investigates the murder of a college professor who was documenting the story, a situation complicated by the discovery of her half-sister
A veiled antiquity : a novel by Rett MacPherson( Book )

14 editions published between 1998 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 847 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An antique collector in Missouri is killed in a fall and police rule an accident. When the town's genealogist, Torie O'Shea, looks at the victim's collection she instinctively knows the lady was murdered
Family skeletons : a novel by Rett MacPherson( Book )

6 editions published between 1996 and 2014 in English and held by 683 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Genealogist Victory O'Shea of New Kassel, Missouri, is hired by Norah Zumwalt, a local antique dealer, to draw a family tree. Since her client's father never returned from World War II, Victory checks military records and discovers the father is living in a nearby town. She informs Norah who is promptly murdered. A first novel
Sleeping the churchyard sleep by Rett MacPherson( Book )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Isolated in a small community in 1950s West Virginia, Olivia knows her life will always be predictable and limited - being struck down with polio has assured that. But that was before a stranger walked into town. Jeb McDowell is a man with a tragic past who is faced with an even more tragic present. When he is murdered, the entire town becomes complicit in concealing an old crime. Olivia will need every bit of courage she can summon to face down the killer in her community, and bring an old injustice to light before she, too, sleeps the churchyard sleep
In sheep's clothing : Torie O'Shea mystery by Rett MacPherson( Book )

2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Visiting her favorite aunt in Minnesota, genealogist Torie O'Shea learns that her aunt has discovered the 150-year-old diary of a young Swedish woman whose life turned violent after falling in love with a man forbidden to her
A misty mourning : a Torie O'Shea mystery by Rett MacPherson( Book )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

A comedy of heirs by Rett MacPherson( Recording )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Genealogist Torie O'Shea of Missouri turns her attention to her family and discovers that her grandfather was murdered. Torie begins a probe and family skeletons tumble out
A comedy of heirs : a Torie O'Shea mystery by Rett MacPherson( Book )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Genealogist Torie O'Shea Finds That Her Own Family Tree Is Rooted In Murder. . . The December annual O'Shea family reunion is just kicking off when genealogist and town historian Torie O'Shea discovers a bad apple in her family tree. Someone has sent her several newspaper clippings reporting a fifty-year-old unsolved murder. The dead man is her great-grandfather-shot on his own front porch while his family was trapped inside. Everybody knows great grandpa Keith died in a hunting accident. Or did he? Between fussing over too many house guests, husband, children-and the surprising news she's once again in the "family way"--Torie gets a sneaking suspicion the truth may be as deadly now as it was fifty years ago. Soon she's shaking the family tree, never anticipating the shocking truths ready to drop-along with a motive for murder that could mean it's history for Torie as well
A misty mourning by Rett MacPherson( )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A ten-hour car trip with your eighty-year-old grandmother is never much fun, especially if you're seven months pregnant. But when Torie O'Shea's longtime family friend Clarissa Hart Campbell insists that she and Grandma Gert come for a visit at her West Virginia boarding house, they just can't say no to the 101-year-old dynamo. Upon their arrival, Torie and Gert find Clarissa has called together her entire family for the reading of her new will. But everything's happening too fast, even for Clari: the next morning, she's found murdered in bed. The new will stands, and her lawyer follows through on the old woman's wishes to settle an eighty-year-old debt to Torie's great-grandmother: The Panther Run Boarding House now belongs to Torie. Mystified, Torie must put her genealogy skills to work to determine what secrets worth killing for may be hiding in the dilapidated boarding house and the Campbell family story-before it's too late. A comical blend of history and homicide, A Misty Mourning is another delightfully witty entry in Rett MacPherson's popular cozy series
The blood ballad by Rett MacPherson( )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Genealogist and mother of three Torie O'Shea is out birding on the cliffs of the Mississippi River as part of New Kassell, Missouri's first ever bird-watching Olympics, when someone starts shooting at her and her partner. Disoriented and running for their lives, they stumble over an antique trunk and discover a badly beaten dead body stuffed inside. Soon after this disturbing event, musicologist Glen Morgan shows up at the Kendall House, Torie's new textile museum, claiming to be Torie's cousin and to have proof that Torie's grandfather secretly may have written a number of popular songs for the Morgan Family Players, who were famous country music singers. Being a genealogist and the head of the local historical society, Torie doesn't appreciate anyone shaking up a family tree that she has spent years putting together, but Glen's old recordings are more than she can resist. After a little digging in the library and some serious snooping into the shooting, Torie starts to uncover secrets about her family and the town that even she didn't know.Rett MacPherson's intricate plots and delightful small-town characters with long family histories hit all of the right notes in The Blood Ballad, the newest installment in her terrific Torie O'Shea series
Died in the wool by Rett MacPherson( )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With the Garden Club's First Annual Rose Show right around the corner and a historic house up for sale, Torie O'Shea, mother of three and president of the historical society in New Kassel, Missouri, has her hands full. Nosy by nature, Torie can't help but poke around the old Kendall house, rumored to contain rare Civil War artifacts and even rarer quilts that would make fantastic additions to the historic Gaheimer House that Torie runs. But why stop there when the house itself would make such a wonderful addition to New Kassel's historical homes? It could even become a textile museum. Sadly, the house's history is as tragic as it is rich: In the 1920s, three twenty-something siblings committed suicide, and the more Torie uncovers, the more involved she becomes. Her curiosity draws her into some dark places, but it's a present-day crime that sends her racing to unravel exactly what happened to those three siblings before anyone turns up dead. The brilliant patchwork of characters and tightly stitched plots in Rett MacPherson's Died in the Wool will delight fans of this terrific series and win over new ones
Killing cousins by Rett MacPherson( )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After the recent birth of her third child, Missouri genealogist Torie O'Shea is itching to get back to work. When she's approached to research and write a book about a recently deceased local woman who attained fame in the thirties and forties as a jazz singer, Torie figures she's found her new project. But her preliminary research turns up a startling piece of the woman's past: her infant son was kidnapped from his cradle in 1938 and never seen again. Back in the present day, the mayor of New Kassell, Bill Castlereagh, is fixing to legalize riverboat gambling in the small historic village, which has Torie and her neighbors up in arms, terrorized by visions of neon lights and dancing girls invading their quaint, picaresque town. Torie knows she has to do something to stop the mayor's plan before it gets started, but she's finding it hard to tear herself away from her research. She just can't stop herself from wondering what happened to that little baby all those years ago. And then a stranger in town turns up dead, throwing the town further into an uproar. Torie's got plenty on her plate, but with her knack for small town politics, expertise in genealogical research, a lot of perseverance, and a little luck, Torie might ferret out the truth behind a bizarre crime from the past with a dangerous reach into the present
 
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