Reviews by Leah A. Zeldes

Rosalind at Red Gate

by Meredith Nicholson

A sequel to "The House of a Thousand Candle" featuring Larry Donovan, who becomes entangled in the ugly family feud of a beautiful young woman, her father and her maiden aunt. It doesn't have quite the mystery or adventure of the earlier book but excellent characterization makes it a fun read.

Reviewed on 2014.03.15

Philo Gubb

by Ellis Parker Butler

Hilarious stories of Philo Gubb, Riverview, Iowa's greatest correspondence-school deteckative and wallpaper hanger. It might take you a couple of these stories to appreciate Gubb, and you won't want to read too many at a sitting, but these are very funny tales.

Reviewed on 2014.03.15

Patricia Brent, Spinster

by Herbert Jenkins

Charming. It may take a bit of doing to get into the social and moral sensibilities of World War I England, and the basic plot has been repeated enough that it's predictable, but it's still a lovely story.

Reviewed on 2014.03.04

The Betrayal

by E. Phillips Oppenheim

Fast moving, engrossing pulp thriller set in British high society. The mystery will keep you guessing. A nearly penniless young gentleman finds himself drawn into international intrigue amid unhappy revelations about his parents. Some of the characters are rather broadly drawn, but it's a very enjoyable read.

Reviewed on 2014.02.24

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