Union Street Boarding House: An Edwardian Mystery

Union Street Boarding House: An Edwardian Mystery

by Jamie Michele


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ISBN-13: 9781537113265
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 08/18/2016
Pages: 206
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 7.99(h) x 0.47(d)

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Union Street Boarding House: An Edwardian Mystery 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
PlsPassTheBooks More than 1 year ago
This was a really wonderful, lighthearted, and entertaining read for me on my first two mornings of post-summer solitude (thank you, back to school!). Mrs. Peterson is a supremely lovable and hilarious character. She's an upstanding member of her community, having plummeted to the lower-middle class rungs of Edwardian Pittsburgh society after a marriage that her first-tier family didn't approve of. The mystery itself involves Anna Baker/Mrs. Lawrence and her husband, and Mrs. Peterson is partnered by the much older Mr. Graham to find out what happened to her boarder. There are clues throughout, and plenty of twists, turns, and laughs to keep the story engaging and fun. The ending is fair and perfectly executed, with no annoying loose ends—and a surprise, to boot. Cozy mysteries are what I turn to when I don't want to work too hard but still want to be pulled in. Union Street Boarding House ticked all the boxes for me, bringing to life a time and a setting in US history that I knew very little about. The writing is clean, tight, and engrossing, and the characters are layered and well developed. Now, if you'll excuse me, I have a hankerin' to buy a rowboat.
TrojanHorse13 More than 1 year ago
I positively adored this book! Considering I started it on my lunch break at work and finished it by bedtime the same day, I think it's safe to say the story had me hooked. Set in Pittsburgh in 1907, the main character (and our POV for the narrative) reminded me of Ms Marple, yet with a timidity and grace appropriate of a woman of that era. The story was well paced, the dialogue felt natural, and the mystery an engaging one. Union Street Boarding House was a quick read, enjoyable from the first page to the last. Anyone who enjoys a good period piece or a good mystery would be well served by this little gem!