A recent inquiry into whether there was any elder abuse involved in author Harper Lee’s new book deal has been closed, Alabama officials said Thursday. Alabama Securities Commission Director Joseph Borg said his agency spoke with Lee and the 88-year-old seemed aware of what was happening with her long-awaited To Kill A Mockingbird sequel, Go Set a Watchman. Though the Securities Commission has closed its probe, a larger inquiry by the state’s Department of Human Resources is expected to continue. A spokesman for the department declined to comment. Lee’s lawyer, publisher, and literary agent contend the author was excited about the book, while some critics argue Lee was not fit to give consent for the release of her unpublished manuscript.