Former Boston Brahmin Mercy Allcutt is excited to be renting out suites of rooms to deserving working women in her new home on Bunker Hill in Los Angeles. She considers she's performing an act of good-heartedness, no matter skeptical her boss, private investigator Ernie Templeton, is about her endeavor.
When her housekeeper's son is arrested for the murder of a Hollywood big-wig, Mercy presses Ernie to solve the case. She's positive Calvin Buck is innocent. Ernie tells her he'll do his best. She's not entirely convinced he means it, so she does some snooping on her own.
In the meantime, Mercy not only takes driving lessons from Ernie, but she discovers there's more to being a landlady than meets the eye. Is one of her Angels of Mercy not what she appears to be? Only time, and perhaps Mercy and Ernie, will tell . . .
©2012 Alice Duncan (P)2014 Alice Duncan
I love the character development, the whit and how you can really feel the characters personality throughout the story line.
I love the narration and how Darlene Allen really gives personality to each individual character through expression, voices, pauses and much more! The conversations and scenes are very palpable and believable. Alice Duncan does a great job of incorporating subtle humor, history, and intrigue into her stories. I think the Mercy Allcutt series would make a great movie!
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