London 1881. A young teacher dies at a school just weeks after her sister. A tragic coincidence or something more sinister?
Fleet Street reporter Penny Green is suspicious but nothing suggests the sisters have been murdered. The police are disinterested and the school wants to move on from the tragedy. How can Penny persuade someone to listen to her?
Penny risks taking matters into her own hands. But the risk might be a step too far.
Author: Emily Organ
Publisher: Unknown (Not listed on the Amazon page)
Release Date: Unknown (Not listed on the Amazon page)
Chosen Format: Kindle
My Rating of ‘The Teacher’: 3 out of 5
As far as short stories/novellas go, this was a fairly enjoyable, easy read. It did, however, feel a bit too simple and almost as though the protagonist didn’t have to try very hard to solve the case. It was almost as if the clues just seemingly fell into place whenever she happened to wander by.
That being said, I didn’t dislike it because of that. If it had been a full-length novel, I may well have put it down (much in the same way I did so with ‘The Railway Detective’) for being too simplistic.
The writing itself was good and what I consider ‘easy writing’ to enjoy. You don’t have to focus too much for fear of missing little bits of the plot. It’s just a relatively well-written and well-told tale.
As much as I like historical fiction and, as much as I want to read more historical fiction mysteries, I am not sure this offering did enough to hook me into trying out the full-length adventures of Penny Green.