A Mystery Story About Silver Demonetization
By Gary Christenson
Zach Chandler, a private detective in Dallas, Texas, is a throw-back to the 1950s. He doesn’t use Google or a 9mm handgun. Instead he thinks and listens.
His world turns upside down when the wealthy and eccentric Mildred MacDougal asks him to investigate a crime he does not understand. Mrs. MacDougal remembers honest money, silver dollars, and low prices from the 1940s and 1950s. Her father taught that silver was a Doctor, a natural healer of economic and physical diseases, and that silver dollars were often called cartwheels. She wants Zach to investigate the murder of Doctor Silver Cartwheel.
After Zach explains to Mrs. MacDougal why silver is no longer used as money, she asks him to predict the price of silver in five years. Zach enlists the aid of the mysterious Mr. Mystic and seeks insight from various silver analysts.
“Who Killed Doctor Silver Cartwheel” is a detective story that explores the history of silver and what caused its demonetization. It also proposes several methods to estimate future prices for silver.
(About 140 pages, $6.99 paper, $4.99 eBook)