Friday, June 17, 2011

Fivepenny Mystery (2)

This week I’m reading Fivepenny Mystery. It’s unusual in that for the first two chapters and most of the third, Penny doesn’t appear at all. The book is split into two parts: Deborah’s Journey (3 chapters) and Persecution of Penny (13 chapters). Deborah is travelling to Austria to meet up with her cousins Penny and Jill. She begins her journey in Johannesburg, flying to Athens, Rome and Switzerland before finally joining her cousins in Innsbruck. She spends a couple of days in both Athens and Rome. But strange things are going on. A fake customs officer tries to steal something from her luggage and someone snatches the film out of her new camera. And she has no idea why! What’s happening? I’ll have to read on and find out. Deborah’s favourite city en route is Athens. This illustration shows her making her way around the city.