Greta van der Rol loves writing action-packed adventures with a side salad of romance. Most of her work is space opera, but she has written paranormal and historical fiction.
She lives not far from the coast in Queensland, Australia and enjoys photography and cooking when she isn't bent over the computer. She has a degree in history and a background in building information systems, both of which go a long way toward helping her in her writing endeavours.
It's an interesting tale. Certainly not a 'whodunnit', it's more looking at history from 2 directions.In the present, two elderly detectives are drawn into a murder investigation at an old girls' school.
In a second arc, the history of the house is revealed through time from when it was first built in 1575.
There's no doubt the author knows the history of the period. I particularly liked (if that's the word) the section on the Civil War.
Although the writing is ok, in my opinion the novel could have been improved with a serious edit - but that doesn't mean it was unreadable. The characters of the two detectives was very well drawn, as was their changing relationship.
On the down side, I found it difficult to get my head around the many, many characters in the family tree. For me the ending was something of a whimper - but I don't think everyone would agree.
Well worth a read if you like history and mystery with a scoop of paranormal.