Well, this Gentle Reader is coming a bit late to the party, but I finished Miss Peabody's first adventure today. I liked it well enough that I will carry on with the series, see where it leads. The characters were the big hit for me, they fairly sparkled off the page, particularly in the beginning.
I wasn't surprised by the villain, but there were enough twists that it was still fun. What did surprise me was the ending.
Anyway, good choice and thanks to those who nominated and voted for this one.