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The Asylum

(2018)
(A book in the Morton Farrier series)
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The job presented to forensic genealogist, Morton Farrier, ought to have been simple and easy. But the surprise discovery of an additional marriage to his client's father leads Morton on an enquiry, revolving around a mysterious death in the county asylum. Requiring his various investigative genealogical skills, Morton must work to unravel this complex eighty-year-old secret and finally reveal the truth to his client.

This is the first story in the Morton Farrier genealogical crime mystery series. There are a further eight stories in this series:

Hiding the Past
The Lost Ancestor
The Orange Lilies
The America Ground
The Spyglass File
The Missing Man
The Suffragette's Secret
The Wicked Trade

Praise for the Forensic Genealogist series:

'Hiding the Past is a suspenseful, fast-paced mystery novel, in which the hero is drawn into an intrigue that spans from World War II to the present, with twists and turns along the way. The writing is smooth and the story keeps moving along so that I found it difficult to put down'
The Archivist

'The Lost Ancestor is fast-paced, not plodding, and does well building mystery... The author's depictions of scenes and places are vivid; the characters are interesting and intriguing. In toggling back and forth from past to present, Goodwin shows how the deeds of long-dead ancestors are haunting their descendants'
GenealogyMagazine.com

'The Orange Lilies sees Morton for once investigating his own tree (and about time too!). Moving smoothly between Christmas 1914 and Christmas 2014, the author weaves an intriguing tale with more than a few twists - several times I thought I'd figured it all out, but each time there was a surprise waiting in the next chapter... Thoroughly recommended - and I can't wait for the next novel'
Lost Cousins

'As in the earlier novels, each chapter slips smoothly from past to present, revealing murderous events as the likeable Morton uncovers evidence in the present, while trying to solve the mystery of his own paternity. Packed once more with glorious detail of records familiar to family historians, The America Ground is a delightfully pacey read'
Family Tree

'Author Nathan Dylan Goodwin has given students of the Second World War, and avid family historians another great genealogical read in The Spyglass File'
Eastman's Online Genealogy Newsletter

'Nathan Dylan Goodwin has once again written a thrilling page turner in his latest book The Missing Man... Definitely a must read in the latest series of Morton Farrier, the Forensic Genealogist'
Baytown Genealogy Society
'I can thoroughly recommend this book, which is a superior example of its genre. It is an ideal purchase for anyone with an interest in reading thrillers and in family history studies. I look forward to the next instalment of Morton Farrier's quest!'
Waltham Forest FHS

Genre: Historical Mystery

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May 2019 : USA Audio edition
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