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Who’s Sorry Now
A Grace & Favor Mystery #6

by Jill Churchill

      It is the Great Depression and Lily and Robert Brewster (sister and brother) are taking boarders in their beautiful Grace and Favor mansion, in the small town of Voorburg. Their interesting boarders include Phoebe Twinkle, Town milliner, Mrs. Torkingston, the principal of the grad school and Howard Walker, the chief of police, Mrs. Smithson, newly widowed, has brought her grandfather Kurtz from Germany, a master Tailor, who sets up shop in the town. Soon they find a big red swastika on his window. Then the train porter, McBride, who handles all the mail bags dropped off at the station, is found brutally murdered in the train station. Walker and his deputy Ron Parker must try to find the truth behind these events before the hatred escalates and ruins the life of the town. This is a vivid picture of life in a small town during the Great Depression. The recounting of the effects of the depression on the postal system is enlightening. The town and its inhabitants seem like real people you would like to know, in a place where you would like to live. The relationship between Walker and his deputy is really the highlight of the story; even more than the mysteries involved.

The Book

Avon / HarperCollins
October 31, 2006
Mass Market PB
ISBN10: 0060734604
ISBN13: 9780060734602
Historical Mystery - USA, 1930s
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The Reviewer

Barbara Buhrer
Reviewed 2007
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