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The Gladstone Bag by Charlotte MacLeod

The Gladstone Bag (1989)

by Charlotte MacLeod

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Emma Kelling, a widow of middle age, has energy and enthusiasm to burn. Always willing to help in a good cause, she has agreed to fill in for a friend as hostess on an island off the coast of Maine for the summer. What she doesn't know, is that before her duties even begin she will be drugged, robbed and called upon to solve a murder.

This was a fun light read, humor and amusing antics galore. The mystery was perhaps not the most difficult, but good enough for me. The characters made this book an enjoyable read which I would be happy to recommend to my friends. ( )
  MrsLee | Nov 30, 2008 |
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Sarah Kelling's Aunt Emma leaps at the chance to stay at her old friend Adelaide's summer place, enjoying a quiet time repairing some stage jewelry while keeping an eye on the artists and writers who'll be occupying Adelaide's six guest cottages. On the ferry, Emma's Gladstone bag is temporarily stolen. Could someone have mistaken those junk jewels for real diamonds? She meets her guests-to-be who inform her they plan to dig for Pocapuk's legendary pirate treasure without having bothered to get Adelaide's permission. On the island, her bag is heisted again, a trespassing scuba diver is found dead, and a mysterious stranger is off on a rampage of attempted murders. Emma enlists niece Sarah and her husband, Max Bittersohn, for a spot of long-distance detecting.

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When detective Sarah Kelling's aunt finds her life in danger on the cozy island inn where she retreated for relaxation, she summons Sarah and her detective-husband Max Bittersohn to track a murderer.

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