A Gem Of A Problem Paperback
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|Author 1||Irene Sauman|
|Book Description||As if losing Sam wasn't enough, now she must deal with what he has left behind., , Emma hadn't known Sam was delivering (smuggling?) a package across the Murray River border between the colonies, but the package, containing something of great value, is missing after the sinking of the paddle steamer Mary B. She doesn't believe the Major's story of why. It makes no sense. But his threats are real enough., , If only Daniel wasn't blaming her for everything. She will have to travel a lonely road in her efforts to locate the missing item before time runs out. Who is lying to her, who is telling the truth? Will what she finds be what she is looking for? And more importantly, will it be what the Major expects?, , "Well developed with strong characters, the reader is drawn in. I recommend it." Katy, Amazon 2016.|
|Editorial Review||Review Quotes "Well developed with strong characters, the reader is drawn in. I recommend it." 4 star Amazon Review by Katy, July 8, 2016. "As a historian the author weaves her expert knowledge of era and place into the story with fine detail and transports the reader into the life of early settlers on the banks of the river and the intrigue of the paddle steamer trade...I recommend this book to anyone who loves a "cozy" with a difference and appreciates good storytelling." 5 star Goodreads review by Helena Holton, Jul 13, 2016. "It was amazing. 1870s Australia might not be a conventional setting for cozy mysteries, but "A Gem of a Problem" shows exactly how well suited it is. The backdrop of pastoral Australia is beautifully written to bring out its charms and challenges, evocative of the era and with uniquely Australian characters." 5 star Goodreads review by Jacquie Garton-Smith, 12 July 2016. "Such a great read...In a theatre situation [Major Barnaby] is the one you boo and throw stuff at." Facebook Recent Reads review by Judy Borrett, 20 July 2016.|