We lived through WWII but never appreciated burdens shouldered by the Brits or the accomplishments of Winston Churchill. Details in this book squared with knowledge that we had of that era, presenting them through the eyes of fascinating characters. The story moved briskly with fascinating twists and turns.
Wanda McCaddon is a superb narrator. She gives an amazing rendition of Mr. Churchill's unique voice. The variety of tone and inflection she gives the characters makes it easy to recognize each person when he or she speaks. We had not heard her before, but would be interested in other fiction narration by her.
This was in the finest tradition of Sherlock Holmes. The story and narration were outstanding. Comparing the incidents of the case with reported accounts of the actual Jack the Ripper killings proved that the author had thoroughly researched her topic. She wove those facts into the investigation by Holmes, resulting in an exciting and excellent book. I believe Arthur Conan Doyle would be pleased with this extension of the adventures of Holmes and Watson.
After enjoying "Mr. Churchill's Secretary", we looked forward to this 2nd book in the series. It is a wonderful story, moving briskly and giving insights to the characters and events of WWII. Our one disappointment was the narration. We might have been satisfied with Susan Duerden as narrator if we had not become accustomed to the superior narration of Wanda McCaddon in the earlier book. "Princess Elizabeth's Spy" ends in a real cliffhanger situation and we are anxious for the release of Book 3.
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