She had been a well-known actress on Broadway. But that was ten years ago and after the sudden death of her producer husband, in her own words, "too old to be an ingénue and not talented enough to be a leading lady," Sydney Reardon turned to decorating in London. She was enjoying a glamorous fast-paced life. And when her beautiful young cousin Kimberleigh Brennan comes for a visit they go off to Ireland with suave art exporter Ian Hardwicke and the critic friend Henry James. But the anticipated amusing weekend turns terrifying when they become involved with a little green man and theft, smuggling, a gangster-and murder. * * * * Mary Branham was assistant director of the Wheelwright Museum of the American Indian in Santa Fe, New Mexico. She describes her other two mysteries also from Sunstone Press, "Three Deadly Days in Spain" and "Big Black Dog In Vallarta," as "airplane books." Having bought many thick books at airport shops and left them on the plane unfinished, she determined to write a series of books that could be enjoyed on a flight of reasonable length. Regarding "Big Black Dog In Vallarta," "Library Journal" wrote: "Memorable characters, slick dialog, and almost whimsical settings make this a delightful short read for larger collections." "The Midwest Book Review" said the book was "Smoothly written and absolutely engaging from first page to last, a mystery buff's delight."