Spine slightly curved/creased, very minor edgewear/bumping. A bright, attractive copy.
"Ever the amateur sleuth and inquisitive student of life, Elizabeth MacPherson has [joined] an archeological dig to help determine if an obscure Indian tribe in the North Carolina hills can lay legal claim to the land they live on. Not everyone in the small town is happy about the college project. And some residents are downright hostile. Elizabeth is anxious to prove herself, but the dig nearly stops when their leader, Professor Lerche, is found murdered in his tent. Even mild-mannered Milo, the professor's right-hand man and Elizabeth's secret sweetheart, can't believe the evidence. It takes a second mysterious death to start a cauldron of ideas bubbling in Elizabeth's head. And when she mixes a little modern know-how with some old-fashioned suspicions, Elizabeth comes up with a batch of answers that surprises even the experts."; 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall