Miss Daphne Beekman is a mystery writer by day, inquiry agent by night. Known for her ability to puzzle out plots, she prefers working behind the scenes for the Bleecker Street Inquiry Agency, staying well away from danger. However, Daphne soon finds herself in the thick of an attempted murder case she’s determined to solve.
Mr. Herman Henderson is also a mystery writer, but unlike the dashing heroes he pens, he lives a quiet life, determined to avoid the fate of his adventurous parents, who perished on an expedition when he was a child. But when he experiences numerous attempts on his life, he seeks out the services of the eccentric Bleecker Street Inquiry Agency to uncover the culprit. All too soon, Herman finds himself stepping out of the safe haven of his world and into an adventure he never imagined.
As the list of suspects grows and sinister plots are directed Daphne’s way as well, Herman and Daphne must determine who they can trust and if they can risk the greatest adventure of all: love.
‘Murderers, I’m sure you’ll agree, are very proficient with lying.’
Oh goodness, do I ever love a Jen Turano novel! Every time one is published, I can’t wait to read it. You know why? Because that means I’m about to have a grand experience. I don’t know how she does it. Really I don’t. Her mind must be an amazing thing. Her wit is incredibly wonderful and this time I was laughing by the second page. There are many times during the reading of her books that I just burst into loud laughter and laugh more than a second or two. My husband just stares at me, while I say, ‘I’m reading another Jen Turano book.’
Back we go to the Bleeker Street Inquiry Agency to have Miss Daphne Beekman’s story. Daphne is a writer, don’t you know, albeit one who must adopt a male nom de plume. She solves crimes in the evenings, too. Well, she meets up with another mystery writer in this story, a very famous one like herself, Mr. Herman Henderson. He wants to hire the agency because it would seem someone is trying to kill him. And we’re off! What a wonderful, rip-roaring time to be had here. I always find myself, during the reading of on of Turano’s books, rereading passages over and over just for the simple pleasure of laughing my head off. I adore her work!
My thanks to Bethany House Publishers for a copy of this book via the Net Galley platform. I was not required to leave a positive review. The opinion here is entirely my own.