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An enjoyable story about a girl who becomes involved with the U. S. Secret Service during WWI. The plot proceeds at a brisk pace and has some good action and romantic elements. The twist at the end was rather predictable, but that did not detract from my enjoyment.

One quibble: Despite the main character being a twentysomething girl, she is portrayed as though she has the mind of a 10-year-old girl. Perhaps that is how many girls acted back then, but I found her naivete and reactions to be a bit over-the-top at times.
06/19/2011
An enjoyable story that held my interest from beginning to end.
06/04/2011
A great story -- held my interest from beginning to end.
06/04/2011
If you have only read the Sherlock Holmes stories, then you have missed out on the other great short fiction by Arthur Conan Doyle, some of which is represented in this collection. I thought the "Tales of Mystery" in particular were quite good.
06/04/2011
Despite having enjoyed many of Agatha Christie's other stories involving Poirot, I did not like this one. The plot was rather boring and the ending was dissatisfying -- key clues were withheld from the reader until after the solution to the mystery had been presented. Moreover, Poirot seemed to magically know who was lying and about what, even though there was little evidence that strongly pointed to any particular statement being a lie.
06/04/2011
A good action-adventure story that held my interest, even though some events were rather far-fetched. I thought the ending was a bit anti-climactic.
06/04/2011
An interesting mystery that became more and more complex as the story progressed, with some good twists along the way. I liked the psychological element whereby certain characters would give or withhold key information at various points in an effort to fulfill their personal agendas. Although I enjoyed it, I was ultimately disappointed by the solution, which I thought was somewhat weak.
06/04/2011
Alexandra Sokoloff - Putting a Fantastic, Multidimensional Movie Into the Reader’s Head
FEATURED AUTHOR - Alexandra Sokoloff is the Thriller Award-winning, Bram Stoker and Anthony Award-nominated author of twelve bestselling supernatural and crime thrillers. The New York Times has called her "a daughter of Mary Shelley" and her books "Some of the most original and freshly unnerving work in the genre." As our Author of the Day, Sokoloff tells us all about her latest thriller, Huntress Moon. Please give us a short introduction to what Huntress Moon is about. The Huntress series follows haunted FBI… Read more