Milo is the adopted son of the owners of Greenglass House, an old hilltop inn with a reputation as a refuge for smugglers. When Milo's hope for a quiet winter break is interrupted by the arrival of several mysterious lodgers, he and the cook's daughter, Meddy, take it upon themselves to determine why each stranger is there, and to unveil the identity of a thief.
Milford's characters are quirky and engaging. A good portion of the book consists of tales spun by each of the mysterious strangers, and with each story I anticipated the next even more. The central mystery is a good one, and Milo and Meddy are a great duo. This is a good introduction to an author I will continue to read.