Gray, Malcolm. A Matter of Record (New York: Doubleday, 1987) 182 p.
Mary Thornton is the deputy head librarian at the Fawchester (England) branch of the county library. "She was thirty-two, a thin girl with a mop of frizzy dark hair, a rather long nose and glasses." (p. 8). She is working on a history of the town of Fawchester, but the work is cut short when she is murdered. Toward the end of the story the head librarian, Jane Baldwin is questioned briefly (p. 131).