("Sarah Kelling/Max Bittersohn" Series)
Sarah Kelling and her art detective friend, Max Bittersohn, arrive at her summer home to find a lovely old Bilbao looking glass. Sarah's never seen this precious antique before so, mindful of burglaries, Max calls the police. Appie Kelling arrives, bringing her own special brand of total chaos, her son, Lionel, and her four grandsons. They make Genghis Kahn's horde look like a bunch of sissies, but are they really thieves, arsonists, and killers? Somebody is, that's for sure. Max and Sarah have to battle their way through a wall of social prejudice, a maze of conflicting clues, and some extremely sticky situations before they find out who's taken them on this perilous trip through the looking glass.
"MacLeod shows once again why her Crime Club novels have put her in the front ranks among mystery fans here and abroad." (Cleveland Plain Dealer)