"Paranormal mystery is a refreshing change of pace"
Annie Hill has decided it's time to get away. Stalked by
her ex-fiancÚ and
feeling the time is right to move out of her parents house,
Annie packs up her
Detective agency her two kittens and her best friend and
office manager Keela
and heads for the small town of Clarion, Illinois.
The lease price for the Cedar House seemed too good to be
true but reassured by
the agents that there was nothing physically wrong Annie
snapped it up. It's
only after she moves in that she discovers the house is
already inhabited and
the only way to get rid of her ghostly tenants is to find
out why they are still
Cat lovers will be enthralled by the interaction between
the slinky sleuths;
Annie's two mischievous kittens as they give a cat's eye
view of life and subtly
direct the humans to the solution of the mystery. Which of
course they had known
I would describe THE HOUSE THAT JACK BUILT as more mystery
than romance however
fans of gentle romances will enjoy the gradually developing
Annie and handyman and volunteer fire-fighter Rick Warrick.
I liked the
refreshing change of pace from the more recent trend of
encounters; there is nothing in this novel that you
wouldn't let your young
teenage daughter read. The only caution I would give is
that this is the first
of a series and though one mystery of Cedar House is solved
you will need to
wait as patiently as I am for the next book to find out the
rest of its secrets.
For fans of cozy mystery, sleuths of the feline persuasion
and things that go bump in the night, Annie Hill and the
Slinky Sleuths series are a must. This is the first
mystery in the series. Who are the ghostly dancers in the
living room mirror and why must the dance go on?