A delightful read that was well-written and quick-paced. The tale had just the right mixture of characters and circumstances, mystery and suspense, romance and skullduggery, to make for an enjoyable read. The only part that stretched credulity was the shootout in the library and why no one was seriously wounded or killed with all those bullets flying around. Other than that and the strange over-usage of exclamation points (the 1909 style of punctuation?), the book was worth the time to read.