Brief reviews of mysteries, thrillers, and crime novels.
Saturday, December 3, 2011
Major Pettigrew's Last Stand, by Helen Simonson
Major Ernest Pettigrew is a widower and former school teacher, and Mrs. Jasmina Ali is a widow who owns a shop in Edgecomb St. Mary where Major Pettigrew buys his tea. They become friends inspite of cultural differences, village gossips, and disapproving family members. It's a sweet story that manages to build quite a bit of tension, as the obstacles to their romance arise in increasingly threatening ways. Peter Altschuler did a fine job reading.