Now that Dorothy Martin has proved to the good folk of Shrewsbury, England, that she's more than adept at sleuthing, what might be more natural than for her to bring her skills back home to the United States?
Dorothy returns to Hillsburg, Indiana, to claim a small inheritance and a large problem. Kevin Cassidy has left her some money and a letter suggesting that if he dies, he's been murdered. On the surface it seems absurd. Cassidy was 96 years old and succumbed to pneumonia. But Dorothy knows about innocent facades, as does her husband, Alan, now retired from Scotland Yard. As Dorothy begins to ask questions, Alan makes a discovery of his own: what Dorothy has been doing is hard work. With no credentials and a local police department that resents his presence, he must now learn how to uncover secrets with no one but his wife to guide him. Fortunately, she's as good a teacher as she is a detective.
With all the charm and grace that makes the traditional, British cozy-style mystery a mainstay of fans around the world, Jeanne M. Dams proves once again that Dorothy Martin is a sleuth with staying power. [via]