Saturday, October 1, 2016
A Lesson in Love and Murder by Rachel McMillan
Newly married Jem and Ray are struggling to make ends meet. And Jem knows it will be even more difficult because as a married woman she is no longer allowed to work. On top of all of that Ray takes off to Chicago to help his sister.
Merinda and Jem have a new client. Benny Citrone is in search of his cousin who has become involved with the anarchists. Benny is a mounted police officer and bound to do his duty by finding Jonathan. He enlists the help of Merinda and Jem.
Much to Ray's dismay the girls come to Chicago to help Benny. The anarchist's are planning a big statement and Ray does not want Jem anywhere near them. Jem is an independent woman though, and insists on being involved in Merinda's latest adventure.
Never fear, Jasper is also on the case! He too goes to Chicago to help capture Jonathan. Merinda is infatuated with Benny. There is an infatuation/exasperation between the two of them.
I enjoyed catching up with Ray and Jem and Merinda and Jasper. They make a great team. Poor Merinda totally has her head turned by Benny and has no idea what is happening. There are explosions and relationship issues abounding. But nothing can shake Jem and Merinda's relationship. I love how Merinda worries about Jem and how they take care of each other. It is a great friendship. I'm looking forward to the next book in the Herringford and Watts Mysteries!