Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Review: The House of Memory by: Carolyn Haines

Title: The House of Memory
Author: Carolyn Haines
Publisher: Thomas & Mercer
Series: Pluto's Snitch #2
Pages: 318
Format: e-book
Source: Personal Purchase


Raissa James not only sees the dead but she’s caught the ears of the living—especially now that she’s solved her first case. Word of Pluto’s Snitch, her private-investigation agency specializing in the occult, has spread far and wide. It’s even come to the notice of Zelda Fitzgerald, the nation’s most celebrated flapper. And Zelda’s in need of its services.

Along with Reginald Proctor, her partner in detection, Raissa travels to Montgomery, Alabama, where Zelda’s friend Camilla has suddenly become prone to violent fits and delusions. Has Camilla gone mad…or has she been possessed?

Raissa and Reginald soon discover that Camilla’s not the only young lady in the area to fall victim to something unnatural. Now it’s up to the Snitches to follow the clues and save Camilla, locked away behind the walls of the formidable Bryce Hospital asylum. But the key to her rescue might not lie among the living at all. Because Raissa knows that the dead have their secrets, too.

My Thoughts:

This book follows Raissa James and her partner in crime Reginald Proctor who get a pleading letter from Zelda Sayre Fitzgerald whose friend Camilla is in trouble and about to have a lobotomy if Raissa and Reginald can't help her.  Unprovoked she has attacked her fiance twice and no one can figure out why.  It's up to Zelda, Raissa and Reginald to figure out what is going on and why?  Add to the mystery of girls disappearing and a connection between both.

I really enjoyed reading this book and traveling with Raissa Zelda and everyone else they come in contact with while they try to sort out the history of the new house purchased by David, Camilla's fiance.  There seems to be a lot of history connected to the one house and with Camilla's heritage.  It was such a treat I couldn't put it down until the last page was turned and look forward to seeing what is next for Raissa and Reginald as they seem to travel all over the south helping those in need!
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