Release Date: 05/08/11
Wilma Tenderfoot (small but determined - and slightly accident prone - assistant to the greatest living detective, Theodore P. Goodman) and her beloved beagle, Pickle, are on their most cracking case yet! The whole of Cooper Island is under threat, Mr Goodman has more on his plate than even he can handle, and Wilma is on the cusp of solving the conundrum of her birthright. But things ALWAYS ALWAYS get worse before they get better (everyone knows that!) - so hold onto your hats, take out the mansize tissues, and get reading . . .
The darkest of the Wilma Tenderfoot series and to be honest one of the best apart from a death within which left me a little shocked. As usual with Emma Kennedy her chatty reader friendly style wins the reader from the get go and we’re finally let into the big secret that’s been investigated from the first novel onwards, the familial history of Wilma Tenderfoot.
Its lovingly written, the characters all grow within and to be honest its one of my favourites in this series which sadly could now be at an end due to a lot of the lose threads being all wrapped up within. Add to this a cracking pace, nefarious deeds and of course the obligatory fist shaking villainy of Barbu D’Anvers and it’s a very tight title. All in this was a great read and whilst I’m a little sad at its conclusion I shall definitely look forward to seeing what Emma Kennedy comes up with next.