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"Accepted. Waiting for years. Accepted." "Accepted!" D'Courtney nodded. His lips
formed the letters: “WWHG." “What? WWHG2 Acceptance?" The old man nodded
again. Reich shrieked with laughter. “You clumsy old liar. That's refusal. Denial.
Quizzard nodded heavily. “I thought so." “Any objections?" Quizzard jingled gold
from one hand to the other and shook his head. “I want the girl. She blew out of
the Beaumont House last night and no one knows where she landed. I want her ...
“Before ... Peep me. I can't say it." “No, dear. You'll have to say it." “Mary Noyes
told me. Everything." “Oh. She did?" Barbara nodded. “But I don't care. I don't care
. She was right. I'll settle for anything. Even if you can't marry me . . ." He laughed.
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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.