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I love to read. I am very eclectic in my reading but I especially enjoy erotica and erotic romance. I also like movies, live theater and concerts, hockey, and counted cross-stitch.

JOHNNY SWANSON by Eleanor Updale

Johnny Swanson - Eleanor Updale
  Johnny tries to think of a way to make money when the landlord raises the rent but he causes problems with his scheme. When the local doctor and his wife leave town, Johnny's mom is out of a job. When the doctor is found murdered Johnny's mom becomes the only suspect because of what others perceive of odd behavior. Now it is up to Johnny and Mr. Hutchinson to clear his mother.

I enjoyed this book. Johnny tries his best to help out but it does not work out as he planned. When his mother is accused of murder, no one will listen to him or believe in her innocence. Johnny has to deal with a lot of garbage. I like that it is set in the late 1920's. The period comes through very well. A lot was happening in the world that affected Johnny and his mother. I learned more about this period.

I figured out why the murder was committed but not who until it was explained at the end. The mystery kept my interest. The secondary characters were interesting. Some I disliked. Others I liked. I will be reading more of this author.