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Darlings! Darlings!" she cried. “We're going to have so much fun tonight. We're
going to provide our own entertainment." A subdued groan went up from the
guests and a drunken voice shouted: "I'm just one of the tourists." Through the
“Oh!" cried Maria in alarm. “Wait, Madame. Understand me. All I want is your
permission. I won't have to peep. Because, you see, if all the innocent suspects
grant permission, then the one who refuses must be the guilty. He alone will be
Reich cried. "I'm not, Mr. Reich. We don't usually—"Young Chervil caught himself.
“I didn't know you knew I was a peeper. You'd better get up, sir." He took Reich's
arm and pulled. Reich groaned and yanked his arm free. Young Chervil took ...
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I was set to give this story five stars throughout most of the book, but the ending threw me off. Way off.
The majority of the story is a detective story; we follow a crime from the angle of the perpetrator, and the investigating police officer. The caper is made all that much more exciting by the existence of people with esp, known as peepers, of which our investigator is one, and our perpetrator is not. A thrilling game of mouse and peeper cat made the book a quick read, and fun to follow. The inclusion of the catchy lyrics the perpetrator has purposely stuck in his head to keep himself from leaking his crime to the psychics around him interspersed throughout the dialog and action was a great touch that really increased the tension through certain parts of the story.
The conclusion however, I felt turned suddenly to a different tone altogether. The plot became less understandable, and the ending somewhat preachy. I suddenly got the impression that the author wrote the whole book as a means to state the exposition. Five stars until the last thirty pages or so.