My rating: 3 of 5 stars
A classic whodunit. The heroine is non other than Eleanor Roosevelt and is set in early years of World War II. The First Lady is joined in her ventures by international political figures and vagabonds as they all attempt to forge a secret solution to the European war. But murder tends to get in the way of international agreements, so Ms. Roosevelt turns her eye toward solving the mystery to save the western world. The book is a short read (only 200 pages) and kept my interest enough that I blazed through it one day. However, I think if a slower reader picked up, they would probably not pick it up again. The story line moved rather slowly for a murder mystery. Although I realize this is a murder mystery novel, basically little to no time was spent on the actual politics that brought all the characters together in the first place. I felt like those characters needed to be fleshed out more. I would put this book in with things that would be good to read on a lengthy travel day– on a plane or train. But I wouldn’t recommend everyone to go out and purchase or borrow a copy from their library today. But for a decent quick read, perfect.
Thank you all for excusing my absence the past few days. Had a small emergency here on the home stead and then got caught up reading that book. So no writing occurred. Oh well. On to next week!