My name is Jane Riesen, I don’t know if you’ve heard of me but I intern for your great uncle, Professor Angel.
I’m sorry to bring you bad news but the professor died yesterday. He collapsed on the street and died on the way to the hospital, some sort of heart attack they tell me though I’m not family, so they won’t tell me much. I didn’t really know who else to contact as he seems to not have any family besides you. I enjoyed many of the books you sent him and noted that you inscribed them to him, a little poking around showed that you might be the only member of his family to have stayed in touch.
I hope I haven’t overstepped the mark in tracking you down but there doesn’t seem to be anyone else who knew him or who cared about him, apart from me, and I don’t want to clear his house of his effects until I know what’s what and whether you want anything.
I’ve attached a map so you can find the house. Here’s my number so you can let me know when you’re coming. XXXXXXXXXXX.
My sincere condolences on your loss, the professor was eccentric, but a good man.
Assistant to Professor Angel
I’ve been out of the country the last couple of weeks so please forgive the slowness of my reply. I am upset to hear about the death of my great uncle. We were close despite his troubles with the rest of the family. I will make arrangements as soon as possible to come and check the house and help you clear his things. Thank you for informing me and looking after his affairs until I can get there.
Author of The Grey Tide trilogy
Born on Munday