Put this down for a novel with a mystery rather than the usual type of murder to be solved. No Colonel Primrose nor Mrs. Latham this time. But a story of Eastern Shore (Maryland) and how two idealistic young people found their Eden betrayed when close friends and in-laws turn traitor, and go in for ""developments"". It is betrayal too of the elderly- and not quite sane- Miss Fairlie, who had trusted them. And when an ancient mystery is threatened with malicious uncovering, the O'Learys, with the more than able assistance of Miss Fairlie, settle the issue. Appealing yarn-but not much in the way of a mystery.