Devil May Care
Ellie is young, rich, engaged and in love. These are the carefree days before marriage and new responsibility, and anything goes --including house-sitting at eccentric Aunt Kate's palatial estate in Burton, Virginia. Ellie feels right at home here with the nearly invisible housekeepers and the... show more
Ellie is young, rich, engaged and in love. These are the carefree days before marriage and new responsibility, and anything goes --including house-sitting at eccentric Aunt Kate's palatial estate in Burton, Virginia. Ellie feels right at home here with the nearly invisible housekeepers and the plethora of pets, but she soon realizes that there are disturbing secrets about the local aristocracy buried in a dusty old book she has carried into the mansion. And her sudden interest in the past is attracting a slew of unwelcome guests -- some of them living and some, perhaps not. And the terrible vegeance that Ellie and her friends seem to have aroused -- now aimed at them -- surely cannot be...satanic.
Format: mass market paperback
Publish date: September 4th 2001
Pages no: 352
Edition language: English
, Mystery Thriller
, Cozy Mystery
, Romantic Suspense
Well, the good news is that this book was much better than I originally thought it would be! In my history of reading, never have I met a more obnoxious windbag than Henry Willoughby. Luckily, he turned out not to be the main protagonist of this story, otherwise I'm pretty sure I would have given on...
This is one of Elizabeth Peters' stand-alone novels, and one of two I found at a book sale and brought home with me. I really like EP's Jacqueline Kirby and Vicky Bliss series' so why not her stand-alones? Devil May Care was a fun read; nothing taxing, or deep, but entertaining. The plot itself...
Meh. Incoherent and confusing mystery with an unsatisfying ending. I was sure I was going to love Ellie, but I am mostly ambivalent - she was a giant bore. Her love/hate relationship with Donald was entirely predictable. She is saddled with a pompous, self-important fiance (who is so awful, it's har...
Not great literature, but en incredibly fun light read, especially with all the animals and their antics. It's obvious, even if you didn't already know it, that this author is an animal lover.