Thursday, October 18, 2012

Window on the Square by Phyllis A. Whitney

3 stars
Format: Paperback
352 pages
Published by HarperCollins Publishers

In a strange house on Washington square not knowing who to trust, Megan Kincaid finds herself swept up in her own feelings.  While having to take care of an unbalanced Jeremy, dealing with the beautiful Leslie Reid and mysterious master of the house, Brandon Reid, Megan will have to find out just where she fits.

My Review:
The mystery and suspense in this book left me on the edge of my seat.  Whitney makes the characters come alive and shine on the pages.  Megan Kincaid is truly a heroine to look up to; she has a strong sense of duty and an endearing stubbornness that helps her through her ordeals with Jeremy. This is a fast read that will keep you guessing until the very end.

About the Author:
Phyllis Ayame Whitney (September 9, 1903 – February 8, 2008) was an American mystery writer. Rare for her genre, she wrote mysteries for both the juvenile and the adult markets, many of which feature exotic locations. A review in The New York Times once dubbed her "The Queen of the American Gothics".

She was born in Japan to American parents and spent her early years in Asia. Whitney wrote more than seventy novels. In 1961, her book The Mystery of the Haunted Pool won an Edgar Award from the Mystery Writers of America for Best Juvenile novel, and she duplicated the honor in 1964, for The Mystery of the Hidden Hand. In 1988, the MWA gave her a Grand Master Award for lifetime achievement. Whitney died of pneumonia on February 8, 2008, aged 104.

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