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It wasn't the rain that upset Carole Seddon during her walk on the West Sussex Downs, nor was it the dilapidated barn in which she sought shelter. What upset her was the human skeleton she discovered there, neatly packed into two blue fertilizer bags. Thus begins the mystery for strait-laced Carole and her more laid-back neighbor Jude, whose investigation takes them to the small hamlet of Weldisham. There gossips quickly identify the corpse as Tamsin Lutteridge, a young woman who disappeared from the village months before, after becoming involved with several practitioners of alternative medicine. But Detective Sergeant Baylis will confirm nothing, and Tamsin's mother is adamant that her daughter is still alive. Others believe a serial killer is on the loose. As Jude sets out to find Tamsin--either dead or alive--Carole digs deeper into Weldisham's history and the bitter relationships simmering beneath the village's gentle facade.
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Simon Brett worked as a producer with BBC radio before turning to writing full time. A former president of Britain's Crime Writers Association, he is the creator of the Mrs. Pargeter mysteries and the Charles Paris series as well as the Fethering mysteries. He lives in southern England with his family.From AudioFile:
Carole Seddon "parked the Renault on the outskirts of Weldisham, a village in the foothills of the South Downs that looked from the outside as though it hadn't changed much since the days when Agatha Christie might have set a murder there." Since Christie has at last consummated her flirtation with death, Simon Brett is the one who must produce the human skeleton, and get this story going. Brett has a beautiful, deep voice, with just a dash of plum. There follows a classic English mystery. Who's good? Who's wicked? Carole trusts her friend Jude, or does she? The puzzle challenges the mind. The neat prose and precise reading gratify the ear. B.H.C. © AudioFile 2002, Portland, Maine-- Copyright © AudioFile, Portland, Maine
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Book Description PAN BOOKS, 2007. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M033044526X
Book Description PAN BOOKS, 2007. Paperback. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # DADAX033044526X