A nice historical fiction mystery, set in Seneca Falls in the 19th century. Glynis Tryon travels home to Seneca Falls and becomes embroiled in a mysterious murder when a man is stabbed on a train right before her eyes. Before the attack, he secretly hands her a pouch. Abolitionist John Brown also appears in this well-written and researched book.
David S. (ds) reviewed Through a Gold Eagle (Glynis Tryon) on
Excellent historical mystery series set in the pre-Civil War era, offers a revealing glimpse into women's issues of the era. This is the fourth novel featuring a lead character Glynis Tyron, who is both detective and librarian.
I don't know how a librarian from Seneca Falls happens to meet so many influential people. She even gets to meet the Lincolns (you know, Abraham and Mary) in this book. But then she needs some excitement in her life, besides solving murders, unraveling mysteries, fending off three men who care deeply for her and staring down a mountain lion.
I didn't like this one as much as I did the the others. Plus the end of the murderer was just too much to accept. Reminded me of another mystery series staring an independent woman where the evil folks get killed by lightening. I gave up on that series.
Then I think the author made a slight mistake when she had Glynis write a letter to her uncle in San Francisco and get an answer back in a week. Hey, it is 1859! I'm not 100% positive of this as I would have had to reread several chapters to be sure, and didn't. But I'm pretty sure she made this mistake.