Death in Salem, by Eleanor Kuhns. When I first saw this book at the Library I thought this might be something about the salem witch trails. Well no, but it was a great book to read.
Will Rees traveling and visiting Salem looking to buy something special for his wife who is back at home looking after their children and is expecting a new addition to the family. Awhile in Salem, Rees comes upon a funeral procession for Mrs. Anstiss Boothe. At the same time he run into a old friend, Twig who fought with him in the war. Rees learns about Anstiss illness that lead to her death and meets Mr.Boothe. On his return home, Rees is chase down by his friend Twig to tell him that Mr. Boothe was Murder and the women he love is a suspect. Twig ask his old friend to help solve Mr.Boothe murder. Rees decide to help his friend and takes charge to solve the msytery death of Mr.Boothe. As he investigate and question people about Mr. Boothe he learns there a lot of history between the Boothe family and the family of Mrs. Anstiss.