A Gem of a Problem

A Gem of a Problem As if losing Sam wasn t enough now she must deal with what he has left behind Emma hadn t known Sam was delivering smuggling a package across the Murray River border between the colonies but the pac

  • Title: A Gem of a Problem
  • Author: Irene Sauman
  • ISBN: 9780994503190
  • Page: 407
  • Format: ebook
  • As if losing Sam wasn t enough, now she must deal with what he has left behind.Emma hadn t known Sam was delivering smuggling a package across the Murray River border between the colonies, but the package, containing something of great value, is missing after the sinking of the paddle steamer Mary B She doesn t believe the Major s story of why It makes no sense But hAs if losing Sam wasn t enough, now she must deal with what he has left behind.Emma hadn t known Sam was delivering smuggling a package across the Murray River border between the colonies, but the package, containing something of great value, is missing after the sinking of the paddle steamer Mary B She doesn t believe the Major s story of why It makes no sense But his threats are real enough If only Daniel wasn t blaming her for everything She will have to travel a lonely road in her efforts to locate the missing item before time runs out Who is lying to her, who is telling the truth Will what she finds be what she is looking for And importantly, will it be what the Major expects Emma Berry Murray River Australia cozy mystery Book 1.

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    1. Irene Sauman

      Irene Sauman is a retired historian living in Perth, Western Australia She grew up and went to school in New South Wales, by the mighty Murray Several generations of her father s family were involved with paddle steamers on the river Irene is a widow with three children and four grandchildren all living in Western Australia She loves reading, watching tennis on television, and is active in her local croquet club There will be a croquet inspired murder mystery at some time, in a new series based in a retirement village Well, they say to write what you know Her favourite authors gone by are Anthony Trollope, Dorothy Sayers, Ngaio Marsh and Agatha Christie She will read any British flavoured cozy mystery.Irene can be contacted through her Facebook author page She is also on , where she is a member of the Aussie Readers group and several cozy mystery groups Her author website irenesauman and her Pinterest board au.pinterest irenesauman showcase maps and photos relating to her Emma Berry Murray River Mystery series.

    562 thoughts on “A Gem of a Problem”

    1. 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 [...]


    2. 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 [...]


    3. 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 [...]


    4. 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 [...]


    5. 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 [...]


    6. 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


    7. "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 [...]


    8. "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 [...]



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