ACCENT: LADY by Thomas Tryon

This is an engaging novel and rather unusual.  In a way, it’s like a dark Pollyanna meets A Child’s Christmas in Wales.  In the idyllic town of Pequot Landing, in rural New England, lives a woman named Lady Harleigh.  She is the ubiquitous widow and local celebrity.  She lives in a grand house overlooking the…

REVIEW: THE BAT by Mary Roberts Rinehart

I am so excited to tell people about this book.  It’s witty and campy at the same time.  It belongs firmly in the “B” or pulp category — but deliciously so.  Reminiscent of the smart, slapstick movie Clue, it is just plain fun. Older (but not elderly) Miss Cornelia is of New York blue-blood stock.  She…

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