This is number nine in the Sarah Kelling-Max Bittersohn mysteries. Her books are "Unalloyed pleasure!, according to Publisher's Weekly. " 'The Gladstone Bag' is a frisky, funny romp with an island-full of wacky suspects and a pleasantly puzzeling mystery," states the Baltimore Sun. Rave Reviews says, " Witty, sophisticated, brittle, Ms. MacLeod pens murder masterpieces. The 'Gladstone Bag' is a gem of the genre." Houston Post calls," 'the Gladstone Bag'another hilarious rampage. MacLeod grows funnier, if possible."
Sarah Kelling's Aunt Emma is a woman who threw herself into good works, such as leaping from a burning building into a net to raise money for a fireman's widow. Now old friend
Adelaide needs a hostess.She'll be repairing stage jewelry. On the ferry, she is drugged and her bag stolen, could someone have mistaken the past jewels for real diamonds?