A Cloud of Fraud by Linda Ferreri

Perhaps the suspicion of fraud enhances the flavor. C. S. Forester

The Scarlet Pimpernel

I just rewatched the 1982 version of The Scarlet Pimpernel…a gem. But so is the older version, and for both we must thank Baroness Orczy who wrote this delicious story. It’s not necessary for a story to be overloaded with sex and vioilence to be good, engaging, memorable…all of that. People these days seem to be starved for those types of books and movies. They do exist, of course, but I pray for more of them. Romance and chivalry are not dead. Readers need them.