The Mourning Vessels
Peter Luther Other books by Peter Luther
"The wood will never scratch, the iron never tarnish, for this will be the vessel that will hold you. Oh death, where is thy sting? Oh grave, where is thy victory?" The trustees of a Victorian scientific society are visiting the recently bereaved, offering to 'solve' their grief. They have an unhealthy interest in any unusual object coveted by the deceased. An antique typewriter belonging to Ellen's late father has been claimed by the trustees under his will, but it's missing and somemeone is using it to send her messages. The coded messages carry knowledge only her father could own. They tell of secrets only the dead can unlock.