“In the past, I have read mysteries mostly by listening to them. I have a great deal of difficulty dealing with suspense in books and movies. So when I read mystery books, I often cheated and read the last chapter. Then I knew that things would turn out fine.
Lately, I have tried to pick up some mystery books and actually read rather than listen. There have been a few that I read on my iPad and I enjoyed the books I have read by Charles Finch. So, when I saw this mystery by Ann Purser on the give-away shelf, I thought it looked like a good candidate for me.
I very much enjoyed this story and the heroine, Lois Meade. Purser has done a good job of making Meade a believable character. She is hard-headed and quick to be angry, but people are actually like that. I like books where families are part of the story, like the Luke Thanet series and Meade would not have been so interesting if her family was not part of this book.
All in all, a decent, interesting cozy mystery. If you have not read Ann Purser, you might want to try this novel since it is the first in the series. ”