I’ve long enjoyed the Sarah Boothe Delaney books, so it was with great anticipation that I picked up The House of Memory. It was a well done historical thriller with a believable dose of spiritualism (Spiritualism was quite popular before and during the jazz age). Pluto’s Snitch is an investigative agency that tackles cases of a supernatural bent. Raissa can see spirits and Reginald not only has a keen insight into human nature, he has the ability to charm even recalcitrant witnesses.
In The House of Memory they are hired by Zelda Fitzgerald (yes wife of F Scott Fitzgerald, flapper and innovator) to aid a close friend. Camilla is in a mental institution after attacking her fiance. Camilla fears she is going mad, but Zelda suspects a supernatural cause. If the cause of Camilla’s sudden violent outbursts cannot be found by Plu...
St. Martin's Press
Mystery & Thrillers
Pub Date 17 May 2016
Carolyn Haines definitely knows how to write an engaging cozy. Even if you haven't read any of her previous novels featuring Sarah Booth Delaney, you will quickly become a fan of her feisty but caring heroine and her talented pets. With Tinkie and her husband busy caring for the baby left on the doorstep of Dahlia House and Coleman preoccupied by an important case, it's up to Sarah to find the baby's missing mother who may be in extreme danger. While Sarah always has the help of her friends, Sweetie Pie (her hound) and Pluto (her cat) are the ones who manage to save the day - several times over the course of Rock-a-Bye Bones. (Hooray for pet lovers!) Even little Chablis, Tinkie's pampered pup tries to help.
Between unraveling the plots of mean girls and two-faced teachers, and avoiding Gertrude's attempts to kill her, making a decision about her...