Title: Poisoned Pedigree
Author: G.G. Vandagriff
Publisher: Deseret Book
Release Date: September 1, 2008
Size: 256 pages, softcover
Kerry McNee, a famous singer and songwriter, has enlisted the help of professional genealogist Alexandra Campbell and her sidekick, Briggie, to explore the star’s pedigree. At the age of 37, Kerry wants to marry and have a family, but she is terrified by childhood memories that include whispers of a family curse and “bad blood.” The investigation leads to a remote town in the Ozarks and a strange woman known as the Keeper, who seems to know secrets that no one else will share. But when the Keeper is suddenly murdered, Alex and Briggie are left to piece together the mystery from a 200-year-old scrapbook- a collection of writings that also includes cryptic references to the lynching of a Mormon missionary in the 1800s.