Search Results: "Anthea Fraser"


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MOTIVE FOR MURDER by Anthea Fraser
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 15, 1997

"Fraser (I'll Sing You Two-O, 1996, etc.) unveils each eminently predictable development with professional skill."
If Emily Barton had ever read a modern gothic, she'd never have taken that secretarial job with eminent Cornwall novelist Matthew Haig. Read full book review >

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A QUESTION OF IDENTITY by Anthea Fraser
Released: Sept. 1, 2012

"A plot overburdened with coincidences. And surely most readers will find telepathy as a plot device problematic."
When love dies, which is the better option, divorce or murder? Read full book review >

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SHIFTING SANDS by Anthea Fraser
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 1, 2011

"The romances, which are more interesting than the murder, make for a modestly involving read characteristic of Fraser's output (Unfinished Portrait, 2010, etc.)."
Whose grief is more intense, the widow's or her adult children's? Read full book review >

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ONE IS ONE AND ALL ALONE by Anthea Fraser
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 8, 1998

"An unfussy, straightforward narrative that manages to explore its emotional interactions with sensitivity and, despite an unsurprising finish, to maintain a nice level of suspense."
Una Bennett, owner of a successful small business, has married widower Malcolm Bennett, highly respected Detective Chief in the Lethbridge police force and father to grown children Jane, Sally, and Tim—all three of whom had hoped he would marry teacher Barbara Wood, spinster sister of their late, beloved mother Carol, and are not warmly disposed to Una. Read full book review >

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NEXT DOOR TO MURDER by Anthea Fraser
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 1, 2008

"Once again, Fraser tracks an appealing family whose activities sometimes overshadow the mystery but are always entertaining."
Helping out a new neighbor puts a writer in a dangerous position. Read full book review >

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ELEVEN THAT WENT UP TO HEAVEN by Anthea Fraser
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 1, 1999

"Not one of the author's many admirable outings."
Richard Vine and his self-effacing wife Natasha own Bellingham Grange, a conference center in Shillingham, the bailiwick of DCI David Webb (One is One and All Alone, 1998, etc.). Read full book review >

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SYMBOLS AT YOUR DOOR by Anthea Fraser
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 1, 1991

"Sluggish country procedural, with some mildly interesting sociological sidelights on the decline of a village."
Shillingham's Detective Chief Inspector David Webb (Six Proud Walkers, etc.) is trying to find out who killed pretty, lonely Carol Dexter, recently settled in the village of Beckworth, site of the stately home and estates of the Duke of Hampshire, whose gentrified old cottages are being bought up by affluent weekenders and commuters to London. Read full book review >

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RETRIBUTION by Anthea Fraser
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 2017

"Fraser showcases a delightful heroine whose own life, along with the lives of her friends and family, is consistently more interesting than the circuitous murder cases she is asked to solve."
A biographer inherits an interesting challenge that may have led to murder. Read full book review >

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ROGUE IN PORCELAIN by Anthea Fraser
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 1, 2007

"Stamped from the same mold as the last entry in the Marsborough series (A Family Concern, 2006, etc.). The mystery's not up to snuff, but fans will doubtless enjoy the ongoing Parish family saga."
Old secrets come to light with the usual unpleasant results. Read full book review >

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A FAMILY CONCERN by Anthea Fraser
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 1, 2006

"Rona's ever-absorbing family issues and a competent conundrum make this another hit in Fraser's Marsborough series."
Christmastide brings no comfort or joy to several Marsborough families. Read full book review >

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PERSON OR PERSONS UNKNOWN by Anthea Fraser
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 1, 2005

"Clear your calendar: Sympathetic characters draw you in to an absorbing search that keeps you guessing until the last chapter."
Biographer Rona Parish (Brought to Book, 2003, etc.) is finishing up a series of articles when a chance meeting fills her quiet life with danger. Read full book review >