Book: Maggie's Ghost: A Maggie McGill Mystery (Maggie McGill Mysteries Book 6) by Sharon Burch Tonercategories: Book, Female Protagonists, California, Early Motion Pictures, World War II, Desert, Cottage, Kidnapping, Art, Film Preservation, Espionage, Boulangerie, Cozy Mystery
Sharon Burch Tonerabout this book: In January, 1930, Sylvie St. Ange, an aspiring movie actress takes advantage of the depression of property values and of her own recent movie success to purchase her dream, a get-away cottage with an ocean view. At the same time, her movie career is becoming more and more successful. When she falls in love with a handsome leading man her life seems full.
In April of this year, Maggie McGill is moving from her Florida home to southern California to be near her daughter, Allie. She is thrilled when she finds a small cottage only a few blocks from Allie and even more excited when she discovers that, if she clears away the rank growth of oleander, the cottage might have an ocean view.
She rents it immediately and hopes to move in quickly. Imagine her shock and dismay on moving day when she discovers the body of a woman resting peacefully in the plum colored bathtub.
Who is the woman? How and why did she get into the bathtub? And should Maggie break the lease and look for another home?
But Maggie really likes the cottage and it seems that the house welcomes her. In spite of the uninvited bath tub occupant, Maggie finally decides to keep it and make it her new home.
Even as she is moving in and getting settled in her new home, strange and mysterious events occur. Maggie and Allie find themselves embroiled in a dangerous mystery that challenges them to find its resolution, using all the courage, grace and wit they have. Through it all, they strengthen and encourage one another.
This book is the longest, to date, of the Maggie McGill Mysteries. It follows the two story lines of Sylvie St. Ange and Maggie and Allie until finally those tales come together in the solution of the mystery.
Sylvie's story takes the reader through the 1930's and 1940's, including a journey to France in 1939 to bring her family back to America.
I enjoyed the writing of these two story lines and bringing them together was fascinating. But they necessitated a great deal of research and I learned lot of history in the process.
Maggie's Ghost and Maggie in White each demonstrate how our lives can be impacted, sometimes unknowingly, by past events.
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