Saturday, June 2, 2012

Louise's Gamble

Sarah Shaber's new mystery series set during World War II is fast becoming a favorite of mine. Louise lives in Washington, D.C. where she works for the OSS, spending her days filing important documents to help the war effort.  She rents a room in a boarding house, typical for single adults in the 1940s. Shaber seems to have her finger on the pulse of what this time period was like from Louise's clothes to the idea that even kissing a man in public was inappropriate. 
Louise spends one night each week attending a knitting group where she becomes friendly with a young Italian immigrant.  When this woman approaches Louise and tries to give her some information to help the war effort.  Louise talks to her boss who then advises her how this will be handled. However, things don't go as planned and once again Louise finds herself in the middle of something dangerous.  Not one to shy away from a little excitement and also wanting to find out the truth, Louise embarks on her own investigation. 
Mystery lovers will enjoy this book as will readers who like books set in the 1940s or about World War II.  I am recommending this series to many friends and think this will be a big hit in my small library where many readers remember the era Shaber is writing about.


Anna said...

I'm going to have to give this series a try!

Anonymous said...

nice posting.. thanks for sharing..