My stepmom introduced me to Simone St. James’ books earlier this year. They are Nancy Drew for adults. Set in England during the 1920s, both ‘The Haunting of Maddy Clare’ and ‘An Inquiry into Love and Death’ have sleuth heroines, mysterious murders (one even has a ghost) and handsome men with troubled pasts (don’t they all?).

These books are definitely fun, quick weekend reads.