- File Size: 761 KB
- Print Length: 69 pages
- Publisher: Harvest House Publishers (May 31, 2016)
- Publication Date: May 31, 2016
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B01EBNW64E
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
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- #1413 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Literature & Fiction > Religious & Inspirational Fiction > Christian > Mystery & Suspense
- #1943 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Mystery, Thriller & Suspense > Mystery > Historical
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Of Dubious and Questionable Memory (Herringford and Watts Mysteries) Kindle Edition
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A Singular and Whimsical Problem (novella), The Bachelor Girl's Guide to Murder (Book 1), Of Dubious and Questionable Memory (novella), A Lesson in Love and Murder (Book 2), Conductor of Light (novella), The White Feather Murders (Book 3 - due out May 2017).
In this story, an argument at Jasper's birthday party leads Jem and Merinda to enter into a bet against Ray and Jasper. All they have to do is find a missing girl within the next few days. The young lady's sister has asked them to retrace the steps the two women took on a trip in Concord, but the only thing Jem and Merinda find are people that haven't seen the missing woman and some very suspicious behavior.
It's not surprising that I liked this novella. It's quick, witty, and I love the characters. I haven't been able to read these in order up to this point, but I'm hoping I'll be able to keep up from now on. I didn't have any issues keeping track of what had happened and what hadn't, but I wish I'd been able to read them in order. The character's personalities and circumstances change at times, and it could be confusing if you don't like keeping track of what happened when. I look forward to reading the next book by this author.
Once the mystery started, it was quickly clear to me how it was going to end. I mean, the woman hired them because they were women and because she liked laughing at their antics. My potential enjoyment of watching them attempt to solve the mystery was hampered by the fact that there were 6 gaps in the ebook I downloaded, and a good bit of time passed in those gaps. Much of their investigating happened in those gaps. Luckily, I got this ebook for free. The overall theme seemed to be that marriage was a confining cage. Not really what I expected from a Christian publisher.
October 1911, Toronto, Canada to start, and then moving on to Concord & Boston, Massachusetts, America
Told in first person, again, by Jem
So smack me, because I could not wait for the full length book to arrive in the post, and I downloaded this eNovella which comes AFTER that book and read it out of order! Oh, well. I loved it! However, you really should read them in order, because this caused some spoilers for me. This is a light and fun mystery, which follows our two female detectives on another adventure; dressing in disguise, bantering with their love interests, and sometimes jumping on the gun on possible outcomes. This time around, they are to track down a friend of a friend’s missing sister in America. The clues they follow send them in the direction of Louisa May Alcott’s famous Orchard House. Read more about Orchard House on their FB page here: [...]
FUN LEMONNY STUFF: I FB messaged the author regarding lemon jam and lemon sandwiches, which were mentioned in the story. I had never heard of either.
Ch. 7 - “Ray DeLuca, this delicious.” “My Nonna made it when Vi and I were little,” he explained. “She taught me how. Said I could impress a girl someday.”
Rachel kindly sent me two recipe links for lemon jam and lemon curd, which are included in my blog review.
“Lemon curd is one of my FAVOURITE things in tarts and sandwiches” -Rachel McMillan
Amusing Quotes– Ch. 3 - “Rather ridiculous, I thought,” George sniffed. “Wouldn’t want a woman of mine dressing in trousers.” Though his tone was cordial, his words had Mirinda gripping her soup spoon so tightly her knuckles went white.”
Throughout the stories, a favorite quote of Mirinda’s is “Cracker jacks!” I love how she says this!!!
Faith – Love is the essence of God. (faith is lightly sprinkled in this book).
Ch. 3 - I rearranged my hair and happily accepted the teacup and biscuits the maid brought on a tray.
Ch. 7 – On our last morning in Boston, we sat at tea, while the chauffeur saw to our luggage.
DO: read her dedications. She quotes Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock, sharing her inspiration for the titles of her books!
This author is very approachable through her FB page: [...]
I purchased and downloaded this eNovella from Amazon. Overall, I would recommend this book to a friend.
© May 31, 2015 Harvest House Pub.
7 chapters + epilogue
Read: 6/02/2016 Reviewed: 6/7/2016
Others In Series: *A Singular & Whimsical Problem – A Herringford and Watts Mystery (eNovella) 12/2015 / *The Bachelor Girl’s Guide to Murder 04/01/2016 / *A Lesson in Love and Murder 9/1/2016
And so it begins; Merinda Herringford and Jemima Watts "DeLuca", determining to save face while solving their next mystery; blessedly outside the walls of the despicable St.Jerome's Reformatory for Vagrant and Incorrigible Females, where they found themselves after the rooter fiasco. Between Merinda's friend, Inspector Jasper Forth, and Jemima's husband, journalist Ray DeLuca; losing a little wager is not an option.
Travelling from Toronto to Boston, determined to solve the case-of-the-missing-sister, the two sleuths follow slim leads before they come to an obvious conclusion, no one there appears to be concerned that the young lady is missing, which is most curious, indeed.
Enjoy following every lead, as Herringford and Watts strive to redeem their reputation.
The story has nice nods to Little Women and Orchard House that fans of Louisa May Alcott can appreciate. There's much ado about married life, the antics of friends, workers' rights, and, yes, even hubbub about a rooster. But the actual mystery elements might only take up half of the novella or less.
Hence, I'd tell readers looking for stunning sleuth work not to get their hopes up here, but it's a worthwhile read to learn more about the characters in the series. On to the next Herringford and Watts novel...
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