Title: Ask Me No Questions
Author: Shelley Noble
I found this one difficult to get into despite my love for Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries. The main character does hit the bored house-wife / widow with an adrenaline addiction and societal constraints fairly well; however, it is the disregard for such societal niceties which attracted me to Phryne Fisher. Perhaps Phil just hit her stride a bit late. Or we can create Phryne Fisher’s father and her war-tied rise to English aristocracy.
If you’re looking for a moderately good mystery with an air of Great Gatsby to it, Ask Me No Questions could be the book for you. If you find yourself often frustrated with early 1900s upper crust heroines, this is definitely not the book for you.