The new exhibit at the Philadelphia children's museum, Let's Play, isn't meant to be shocking-but when one of the installers is zapped with a fatal electrical charge, it's up to Nell to put her detective skills on display.
When the entire collection of the Fireman's Museum ironically goes up in flames, Nell Pratt discovers one of the charred pictures isn't the one that was originally exhibited. But getting to the bottom of the mystery is bound to get Nell burned.
When the philanthropists of Philadelphia start dying of mysterious causes, Nell wonders who could have a grudge against such kind, elderly people. Tracing the connections between the victims, Nell attempts to uncover the motiveNand murdererNbefore another do-gooder is done in. Original.
"Once again Nell Pratt has to dig into the past to solve a murder in the present... Between the challenges of her position as president of the Pennsylvania Antiquarian Society in Philadelphia and of taking her relationship with FBI agent James Morrison to the next level, Nell Pratt has got her hands full. Nevertheless, when a powerful developer approaches the Society to make sure the old dairy farm he wants to level is not hiding any archeological...
When a construction worker who found a curious metal object while excavating an old privy in the museum's basement is murdered, Nell Pratt, president of the Pennsylvania Antiquarian Society, must unearth a mystery with ties to the past and the present to stop a killer.
Two members of a local neighborhood rescue program, Tyrone and Cherisse, inform Nell that her society owns an abandoned row house in a run-down area of Philadelphia and insist on taking her to see the property before its date with the wrecking ball. Soon after they arrive, Cherisse is fatally shot and Tyrone is badly injured, leaving Nell determined to find answers.