To shy, book loving Professor Fineas Steele, his beloved office, overflowing library and pipe are his world… until the morning his life is turned upside down by a secret he’s guarded for almost thirty years.
For decades, Fineas has been protecting a dead man’s secret – an elaborate hoax perpetrated by a much loved, dashing national hero. A secret on which Fineas has built his life, career and professor’s tenure.
When news of a carved granite skull and a sea captain’s lucky escape from a cannibal tribe turn up on the front page of the city’s newspaper, Fineas must make a decision.
Does he risk everything and expose the lies of the man who made him what he is? Or does he undertake a perilous journey to solve the mystery behind the skull’s makers and a tribe of cannibals who never really existed?
It was the cover of this book that first attracted my attention. The kindly old face of the professor and the old world setting really appealed to me.
The professor is blissfully happy in his own world, until the day something happens. Something that just wasn’t possible.
Should he investigate, or leave well enough alone?
Although he is far too old for an adventure, he decides to find out if what he always thought was a myth, could in fact be true.
I loved the touches of humour from the professor and the complex twist at the end of this mystery story. I can recommend The Maker of Skulls wholeheartedly.