In 1850, middle-aged widow Laetitia Rodd makes a living doing investigative work for her brother, Frederick, who is a prominent London lawyer. She is hired by Sir James Calderstone to investigate the past of the woman his son, James, wants to marry. Sir James disapproves of the match and wants the marriage stopped. Mrs. Rodd agrees to take on the case, since it will provide her with a good income, but soon she finds herself immersed in violence and is determined to prove the innocence of someone accused of murder. The Secrets of Wishtide features a lively main character in this debut historical cozy mystery.
I'm a librarian with a background in Reader's Advisory who left librarianship for domestic...uh...bliss.
From 1992-2003 I worked at the Downers Grove (IL) Public Library. I served on YALSA's Popular Paperbacks for Young Adults (1998-2000, chair 2000) and Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adult Readers (2001-2003, chair 2002). I wrote the article "Zap! Woosh! Kerplow! Build High Quality Graphic Novel Collections With Impact" (School Library Journal, January 1997). I am a substitute Reference Librarian at the Indian Prairie Public Library.