A very good story. I always wnjoy Charlotte Macleod.
Another look into the Kelling clan, aristocratic Boston Brahmans with their noses generally high in the air. Down-to earth Sarah & Max encounter their opposition when she finally agrees to marry him, but neither of them expects Max to be framed for robbery and murder. As always, Charlotte MacLeod is reliably witty and entertaining.
" Charlotte MacLeod has the gift of farce. Some of her humor is swift and subtle. some slapstick. but shebrings it off. At the same time, she spins a neat, clear webof puzzle & Mystery." states The Houston Post. She also has, "An impish play on words and a generous dash of wit (that)lend MacLeod mysteries their trademark...sheer fun. Her fans grow with every book she writes, and deservedly so.". says Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine. My neice has read the entire collection and I an only 2 books behind her... we enjoy them very much, and highly recommend them to fan of light mystery!
I read this series many years ago, but did not record my review (before GR). Confession: I didn't read all of this book. My reading tastes have definitely changed. That is, if I liked the series then. The story line is more about Sarah's life with a silly family and a fiance to be that is in competition with her husband's ghost. I really got tired of Alexander and waiting for Sarah and Max to concentrate on solving the mystery. I gave up and read the last few pages to see if they found the culprit. They did and I was not sorry that I skipped all of the words in between.
Fourth in the Bittershon/Kelling series. Wonderful characters. Set at the seashore house. Lionel's kids show up and cause chaos, in addition to the regular appearance of the dead bodies. Bittershon's family also show up in this book. Very Funny, excellent writer.