Do not speed read or you will miss some of the subtle comments and humor. You feel a bit like the English investigator has fallen down a rabbit hole when he travels to Maine for the wedding of his American partners sister's wedding. Delightful.
March, 1873. Private investigators Matthew Grand and James Batchelor have arrived at Matthew?s substantial family home on the Maine coast for the wedding of his sister Martha. Friends and relatives have gathered from far and wide to celebrate the occasion ? but nothing is going according to plan. A long-lost cousin turns up out of the blue after an absence of fourteen years. The best man is nowhere to be found. And no one seems to have a good word to say about the bridegroom.
Preparations are thrown into chaos when a body is discovered in an upstairs bedroom. As Grand and Batchelor investigate, they discover that more than one member of the household has a scandalous secret to hide. And several more family skeletons are destined to tumble from the closet before the two enquiry agents uncover the shocking truth.
Max on a school trip - do I need to say more? I love Max's relationship with his students and their unpronounceable names. Good writing makes this series better than similar mysteries.
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