Today’s mini review is of a recent novella, A Singular & Whimsical Problem, a prequel to the upcoming “Herringford & Watts Mysteries” series by Rachel McMillan.
If I had to choose 1 word to describe this novella, it would be endearing.
More words: witty, intriguing, humorous, sweet. Yet still serious and emotional with depth to the characters. This was a fun glimpse of the characters in the upcoming series by Rachel. Yet make no mistake, this was not just an introduction to this world, but a great little mystery all its own. I can’t wait for more from these Herringford and Watts girls!
More about the novella: Christmas, 1910. Merinda Herringford and Jem Watts would be enjoying the season a lot more if they weren’t forced to do their own laundry and cooking. Just as they are adapting to their trusty housekeeper’s ill-timed vacation, they are confronted by the strangest mystery they’ve encountered since they started their private investigation firm.
In this bonus e-only novella, what begins as the search for a missing cat leads to a rabble-rousing suffragette and the disappearance of several young women from St. Jerome’s Reformatory for Incorrigible Females. From the women’s courts of City Hall to Toronto’s seedy docks and into the cold heart of the underground shipping industry, this will be the most exciting Christmas the girls have had yet…if they can stay alive long enough to enjoy it