For eight years, Mr. Posthumous Jones (aka Mr. Jack Gordon) has been a regular customer at The Dancing Maiden and has kept up a flirtation with the proprietress, Miss Leah Grey. When Leah's mischievous Uncle John lifts a large gem from Jones' room, she is caught trying to return it. To prevent Jones from having her arrested, Leah agrees to accompany him to a house party as his cook, with her uncle serving as his valet. That's when the fun truly starts. A delightful, humorous story told in a unique fashion, Melynda Beth Skinner's A Perfect Gem (4) has several twists along the way. (Sep., 256 pp., $4.99)
Reviewed by: 
Robin Taylor