A Gem of a Problem

A Gem of a Problem It is the s in Australia Emma Berry is back at her family s pastoral property Wirramilla recovering from the accidental sinking of the paddle steamer Mary B in the Murray River in which her hus

  • Title: A Gem of a Problem
  • Author: Irene Sauman
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 334
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • It is the 1870s in Australia Emma Berry is back at her family s pastoral property, Wirramilla, recovering from the accidental sinking of the paddle steamer Mary B in the Murray River, in which her husband Sam drowned.Major Barnaby of Honey Hills is demanding the return of a mysterious package he claims Sam was carrying for him, and which was apparently lost in the accIt is the 1870s in Australia Emma Berry is back at her family s pastoral property, Wirramilla, recovering from the accidental sinking of the paddle steamer Mary B in the Murray River, in which her husband Sam drowned.Major Barnaby of Honey Hills is demanding the return of a mysterious package he claims Sam was carrying for him, and which was apparently lost in the accident His lies and threats force Emma to investigate To complicate matters, her brother in law, Daniel, co owner with her of the Mary B, is blaming her for everything She must call on all her strength and resources to redeem herself, and Sam.Emma s search for the package leads her up and down the river and across country, where not everyone she encounters is welcoming and some pay attention than she finds comfortable She must apply the sleuthing techniques gleaned from her readings of fictional detective Mrs Paschal, and insights into human nature from Anthony Trollope In the process she learns about herself and her desire to solve problems, sometimes against the wishes of those whose problem it is.But how will the Major react to what Emma learns during her search And can she and Daniel find a way to work together
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    • Brenda says:

      With the sudden death of her husband Sam Berry when their paddle steamer, the Mary B, foundered and sank in April 1875, and the subsequent loss of her unborn child, Emma was now living back at home with her parents on the family property of Wirramilla in Victoria while she recuperated and came to terms with her loss. The day Major Barnaby arrived at the property, accusing Emma of deception and theft, was the day her life changed irrevocably. Daniel, Emma’s brother in law and co-owner of the Ma [...]

    • Carolyn says:

      This cosy mystery is set in the romantic times of the 1870s when paddle steamers steamed up and down the Murray delivering goods, mail and passengers. The central character, Emma Berry recently lost her husband Sam when the boat he and his brother Daniel owned was damaged in an accident. Waiting for the boat to be repaired so they can get it back on the water Emma and Daniel discover that Sam was carrying a packet of priceless jewellery for one of their neighbours who is demanding compensation i [...]

    • Deanne Patterson says:

      I'll admit this is a very eye catching cover and what a clever title. The title is absolutely perfect for this book! This is the Emma Berry Murray River Mystery Book 1.This takes place in the 1870s in Australia. The lush setting of this book was vastly described and sounds like a place I would have enjoyed visiting. A wonderful historical cosy mystery . A few months after her husband passes in a paddle boat steamer accident the Mary B, Emma Berry is confronted by a Major Barnaby who says her hus [...]

    • Martha says:

      This is an easy read, charming mystery.Emma loved Sam when they married but things didn’t turn out as nicely as she hoped. Emma tried to settle Sam down but his impulsive and careless ways continued. Now he is dead after sinking their paddle steamer in a reckless channel race. Emma is trying to recover from his death, the damaged steamer and the loss of her baby when an intimidating neighbor, Major, claims that Sam had a valuable package to deliver. The Major wants it back or payment for the l [...]

    • Judith Cranswick says:

      I was provided with a complimentary copy of this book, through Reading Deals, so I could give an honest review, which is why I was totally confused when I started reading. Before requesting to download a copy from Reading Deals, I looked at the opening chapters of the book on the website's 'Look inside' facility. The two opening chapters bore little resemblance to each other. Checking the publication dates, I realised that my downloaded version was the first edition. The second edition now avai [...]

    • Susan says:

      1875 Australia, and a few months after the death of her husband Sam, due to the sinking of their paddle steamer Mary B, Emma Berry is confronted by a Major Barnaby. He is demanding the return of a package given to her husband for transport. Now Emma must find the item before disgrace and ruin is brought to her family.A well-written, enjoyable mystery with a cast of rounded characters. A good solid start to a new series which I look forward to reading more.A NetGalley Book

    • Helena Holton says:

      "A Gem of a Problem" shinesA river runs through this gem of a book. The Murray runs a winding course through red gum and eucalypt forests, swamps and settlements in the fascinating landscape of 1870s Australia. The story follows similar twists and turns before the intrepid ‘’sleuth’’, Emma Berry, solves the mystery of the missing package: the first in the Emma Berry Murray River Mystery series. As a historian the author weaves her expert knowledge of era and place into the story with fin [...]

    • Jacquie Garton-Smith says:

      "A Gem of a Problem" is a gem of a tale.1870s Australia might not be a conventional setting for cozy mysteries, but "A Gem of a Problem" shows exactly how well suited it is. The backdrop of pastoral Australia is beautifully written to bring out its charms and challenges, evocative of the era and with uniquely Australian characters. Original newspaper quotes introduce each chapter with delightful authenticity.The main character of the series, Emma Berry, has the intelligence and insight of a Jane [...]

    • Annarella says:

      An enjoyable historical mystery. Well written. with likable characters and solid plot.An interesting read.

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