“A Perfect Nanny” by Marian D. Schwartz is the classic kind of short story I recall from my younger reading days. There’s a slight air of mystery throughout the brief tale, but it’s told in muted tones and subdued undercurrents rather than the more flamboyant offerings of some works that seek to set a “hook.”
This Giffort Street Story is offered as an introductory tale to Schwartz’s collections of short stories, which feature the same characters.
While you won’t feel the thrill of the chase with each new page, you might find yourself gently longing to know more about the well developed characters who are written with just enough mystery to leave you yearning to know a little more.
This short story reads like a classic, and fans of classic short fiction should not pass this by.