When the ever-charming, fifty-something widow Sheila Malory tries to protect two elderly women from being evicted from their flats in her quiet English village, one of them ends up dead
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Hazel Holt is the author of seven previous Mrs. Malory novels. She was a personal friend and literary advisor to Barbara Pym, and the author of Pym?s official biography. A former television critic and feature writer, she lives in Somerset, England.From Publishers Weekly:
The picturesque English seaside village of Taviscombe, which bustles with small-town activity, proves not only a breeding ground for gossip but the perfect testing ground for Sheila Malory's ability to decode what she hears and overhears in order to solve a murder. The aging Miss Graham has been poisoned, and Sheila, as usual, can't help herself: she just has to get to the bottom of things. Did Dr. Cowley?the dead woman's physician and landlord who wanted her flat to make room for a nursing home?slip some extra digitalis into an almond tart? Or did her financially strapped nephew murder her for a considerable inheritance? Sheila, aided by her son Michael, a solicitor, and a wide network of old friends and family, becomes an invaluable aid to Chief Inspector Roger Eliot in his investigation. Applying her quick wit and sharp tongue, Sheila confronts the loathsome physician and his other elderly tenant in the surprising process of determining the murderer, who strikes again. Sheila's tart narration and her ear for the prevarications and evasions of her neighbors make her sixth outing (after Mrs. Malory: Detective in Residence) an enjoyably crisp affair.
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Book Description Thorndike Pr, 1996. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110786206314
Book Description Thorndike Pr. PAPERBACK. Book Condition: New. 0786206314 New Condition. Bookseller Inventory # NEW7.0346456
Book Description Thorndike Pr, 1996. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0786206314