I particularly enjoyed Riddle In Bones by Michelle Knowlden, the third in her Abishag Wife mysteries. I was so engaged I found myself commenting out loud to the narrative, and chuckling over the French housekeeper’s slight mangling of English. Leslie, as always, carries out her Abishag Wife duties compassionately and with great sensitivity while, at the same time, trying to solve the mystery of who shot her comatose husband.
Michelle Knowlden creates a fine puzzle in this tale of long-delayed and misguided revenge. In the satisfying end, a surprising and unpredictable turn solves the mystery, reveals the killer and shows the deeply romantic nature of the victim, and Leslie makes a wonderful decision. As the lazy days of summer approach, tuck Riddle In Bones between the beach towel and the suntan lotion.