Monday, June 25, 2007

Someone to Watch Over Me

Written by Jill Churchill, this is a gentle mystery in the same style as Agatha Christie. I am sure Agatha Christie fans would enjoy this book and others by the same author. I call this a gentle mystery because there is little objectionable material in the book. This particular story is subtitled A Grace and Favor Mystery. Grace and Favor is the name of the mansion where the two main characters live.

The two mystery sleuths, and also main characters, are a brother and sister team. In order to earn their inheritance, the two most learn to make a living while maintaining a family estate. The town assumes they are well to-do, but they are actually penniless. Their inheritance is controlled by the family lawyer. In the mean time there are two mysterious deaths which must be solved.

Unfortunately, our library only has one of Churchill's mysteries. I think I will suggest getting more. I know there are many patrons who would enjoy them.

Book rating: 4 stars

Up next: A Mary Higgins Clark book.


Darryl said...

What age range is this book written for? The plot sounds like a teen reader. If this is light reading I think I'll go get it from the library...

E said...

The book is an adult mystery. It falls into the same class as Lillian Braun's cat mysteries or Alexander McCall Smith's No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency stories. It is a pretty fast read - I finished it over a weekend.