One of the first things Claire Breslinsky loved about Johnny was that he never even glanced at her sister. Carmela had always been the glamorous one, but Johnny only had eyes for Claire--the frazzled, world-traveling photographer who solved mysteries in her spare time. Read more...
One of the first things Claire Breslinsky loved about Johnny was that he never even glanced at her sister. Carmela had always been the glamorous one, but Johnny only had eyes for Claire--the frazzled, world-traveling photographer who solved mysteries in her spare time. Only when their marriage fell apart did Claire learn that Johnny avoided Carmela because they'd had a clandestine fling in high school. When Carmela discovered she was pregnant, she fled to Ireland, where she left her daughter to be raised by her eccentric spinster aunts. Now Johnny is gone forever--but Claire's niece is coming home.
Jenny Rose Cashin arrives from Ireland to take a job as an au pair in a fading Long Island resort town, hoping to reconnect with her long-lost mother. But something evil lurks in the quiet beachside residences of Sea Cliff. There is a killer on the grounds of this strange art colony, and Jenny Rose will need all the help she can get from her aunt Claire to uncover the truth--and stay alive.
- ISBN-13: 9781504016674
- ISBN-10: 150401667X
- Publisher: Mysteriouspress.Com/Open Road
- Publish Date: September 2015
- Page Count: 352
- Dimensions: 8.1 x 5.2 x 0.9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 0.8 pounds
Series: Claire Breslinsky Mysteries
Publishers Weekly® Reviews
- Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
- Review Date: 2015-07-27
- Reviewer: Staff
In Kelly’s enjoyable ninth Claire Breslinsky mystery (after 2006’s Pack Up the Moon), Claire reunites with her niece Jenny Rose Cashin, who was raised in Ireland by two maiden aunts after being abandoned by Claire’s teenage sister. Oliver Cupsand, the owner of Twillyweed, a Long Island mansion, hires Jenny Rose as an au pair to Wendell, a boy Oliver adopted with the wife who has now left him. When visiting Jenny Rose, Claire becomes entranced by a cottage near Twillyweed and, seeking a new start, relocates there. Claire soon becomes intrigued with the assault on a priest at a nearby parish during the theft of a moon dial, a valuable 17th-century church-owned art relic. Coincidentally, Wendell previously slipped two moonstones to Jenny Rose that turn out to be the eyes of the dial. When Twillyweed’s housekeeper is found strangled, Claire suspects there’s a connection between the two crimes and starts sleuthing. The plot builds to a satisfying resolution. (Sept.)