The Player’s Curse
This is the third in the Bella Wallis series, set in a feisty Victorian England. Bella, who is a successful writer of exciting potboilers, is once again on the trail of plots for her novels. On this occasion, her desire to track down the highly eccentric Lady Ursula Gollinge in Yorkshire and learn how her curse directed at the famous cricketer W.G. Grace has so upset Philip Westland – Bella’s lover – involves her in more danger and ripping adventures. Meanwhile, Philip, who is busy with espionage work for the British government, finds himself in a rare and very near lethal pickle in Germany. The usual cast of support characters play their respective roles and, as once expects, all comes good in the end.
This book, like the two others in the series are easy reading and decidedly lacking in realism. Depending upon one’s perspective or mood, they are either great fun, or just plain silly and bizarre.