I think Mad Mischief by Susan St. John is a well written and interesting novel for a comparatively small group of readers. I read it to the end but personally found it boring. Which is not to say not good (double negatives attract attention with their annoyance). This is a travel book, think Safari Adventure. The descriptions are detailed and expressed with beautiful language. And this is what bores me. I don’t want to read the travel adventures of others, I want to experience them myself. Which is why I am an expat; I love to travel and I do it. Despite that, this is a travel novel of Africa, a continent I have not visited so there is a lot of new and interesting information. It is buried in the wealth of descriptive detail.