Search Results: "Anthea Fraser"


BOOK REVIEW

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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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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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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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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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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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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THE SEVEN STARS by Anthea Fraser
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 17, 1997

"Readable and fitfully intriguing, but undermined by too many coincidences, a clumsily absurd conspiracy, and an underlying motive literally not to be believed."
Helen Campbell's marriage to Andrew, an insurance claims adjuster is in trouble. Read full book review >

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UNFINISHED PORTRAIT by Anthea Fraser
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 1, 2010

"Likeable, forgettable Rona (Next Door to Murder, 2008, etc.) is ill-served here by an imploding plotline."
Is it coincidence or worse that after one artist dies another disappears? Read full book review >

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SIX PROUD WALKERS by Anthea Fraser
Released: Jan. 1, 1988

Shillingham C.I.D.'s low-keyed, intuitive Chief Inspector David Webb (A Shroud for Delilah, etc.) is spending weekends in Honeyford with girlfriend Hannah James while she house-sits for a friend on holiday. Read full book review >

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THE TWELVE APOSTLES by Anthea Fraser
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 1, 2000

"Fortunately, we have Inspector Webb on hand to sort things out."
The Twelve Apostles ($25.00; Mar.; 224 pp.; 0-7278-5494-1): The new Chief Inspector Webb tale from Fraser (Eleven That Went Up to Heaven, 1999, etc.) follows the odd goings-on witnessed by the widow Verity Ryder once she moves to Shillingham to be closer to her in-laws, the notorious Greenwood family. Read full book review >

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THE UNBURIED PAST by Anthea Fraser
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 1, 2013

"There's not much mysterious in this pleasant cozy, but Fraser (A Question of Identity, 2012, etc.) provides some sympathetically prickly characters."
Siblings work to solve their parents' murders. Read full book review >