Sunday, November 19, 2006

Devil May Care

Devil May Care

Elizabeth Peters

Date: 1977   —   $6.29   —   Book

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Fiction, Mystery

We begin this novel with a portrait of Henry, an utterly dull social snob who is engaged to Ellie. This is obviously the wrong guy for Ellie. They are driving to her Aunt Kate's, so that Ellie can take care of the old eccentric mansion while Kate goes on vacation. And while Kate is gone, strange things start to happen...

A pair of ghosts makes its way across the lawn, pursed by a malevolent force. Questions start coming up about a book Ellie has purchased as a gift, a boring old history of the founding members of the town. But it's not until an all-too-corporeal thief ransacks the library that Ellie and her neighbor Donald start to really worry. Because the "haunting" - which may have been started in fun - is turning out to be deadly.

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