Denyse Prendergast The capture here is the setting, the Renaissance Faire, a storybook-like world that echoes the 16th century. Many of the characters are enjoyable, if predictable, and the mysteries themselves are adequate. If only the heroine were less annoying! There are constant sidebars about her petty jealousies for which her boyfriend and later husband never once gives her justification, and she annoys people continuously with prying, personal questions that would never fly in real life. Righteous, judgmental, illogical and emotionally erratic, Jessie Morton is the weakest part of the series. For me, a three star read, which would be worse were it not for the imaginative world building of the Faire.