Reading progress update: I've read 22%.

Curse of Loch Ness - Peter Tremayne

So far we have:

 

a plucky young heiress,

a Mrs Danvers-like housekeeper,

a dodgy man of the cloth,

a dark stranger with dirty fingernails,

a shady solicitor,

a group of monster hunters (one professor type and 3 sailors) who are surely going to die,

 

and one sentient, intelligent monster who is grieving and hell-bent on revenge.

 

I'm enjoying it.

 

I hope this ends in a HEA for Nessie and the heiress.