Stanley and Hazel is an adventurous, fast-paced historical murder mystery. There is a lot going on in this book and it did take a bit of reading to introduce everyone and set the scene. I really enjoyed Stanley and Hazel's characters and dynamic together. Stanley is determined to do good with the station he was given and has an immense drive. Hazel is adventurous, intelligent and able to see outside of her world. The time period of this book made everything more interesting. The writing was excellent in transporting me to 1930's St. Louis with the differences between the classes of people, the gangs, the baseball games, the movies and manner of speech. The mystery was excellent; a lot of different elements were incorporated, with different players, danger and unseen forces as well as the ominous rise to power of Hitler overseas. While one mystery is solved at the end, the bigger mystery of the Veiled Prophet remains to be solved in the next book.
This book was received for free in return for an honest review.