I've devoured all the books in the Sam Smith series, and I have to say The Hermit of Hisarya is my favorite. Sam, on a much needed holiday in Bulgaria with her fiancé, again finds herself in the thick of a mystery. This time, the mystery is an old one, related to events which transpired in WWII but have had far-reaching consequences to the small community in which she is vacationing. I love the way Sam uses her wits, her skill, and her courage to bring redemption to a family who has been living with the shameful legacy of a presumed traitor in their bloodline. This book is so good I read it in one sitting. Fabulous book by a fabulous author--I highly recommended this series!
The Hermit of Hisarya
Hannah Howe, author
Some people will stop at nothing in their pursuit of wealth and power. Indeed, the greedy will often resort to murder. "You've been through a stressful time recently, " my fiance, Dr Alan Storey said. "I'm off to Bulgaria to attend a psychology conference so why don't you accompany me and we'll throw in a holiday as well." Great idea, I thought. However, when I arrived in Bulgaria my inquisitive nature compelled me towards a mystery dating back to the Second World War. That mystery involved Emil Angelov, the Hermit of Hisarya. As I delved into the past I stirred up some ghosts, which led to murder and the prospect of spending the rest of my days in a Bulgarian gaol. The Hermit of Hisarya - a story of corruption, of murder, of a woman and her seventy-year-old dream, offering proof that the past, the present and the future are all intrinsically entwined.