Just a few days into her new job as director of a busy historical society and museum nestled in the mountains of quaint Ryland, Maine, flatlander Julie Williamson discovers all is not as it should be. Her dream job is more of a nightmare. She expected to find an eccentric board of trustees, a cool reception from the assistant director who had wanted her job, and a necessary adjustment to small-town life, but she didn't expect that some of the museum's most valuable artifacts, including a letter from Abraham Lincoln to Hannibal Hamlin, would quickly turn up missing. And when a murder hits especially close to home for Julie, she becomes embroiled in an ever-widening and complex mystery. Stealing History is sure to enthrall readers who love to curl up with a good mystery, especially one that weaves details of small-town life, delightful characters and history into a suspenseful tale that keeps them guessing up until the last page.
William D. Andrews spent summers in Maine with his family for 18 years until he could find a job to justify a permanent move. That happened in 1989 when he became president of Westbrook College in Portland. The merger of Westbrook and the University of New England freed him to pursue a lifelong interest in writing, supplemented by freelance editing and consulting for nonprofit organizations. He has published three textbooks on management communication. He earned a bachelor's degree from the University of Pittsburgh and a master's degree and doctorate from the University of Pennsylvania.