Search Results: "Anthea Fraser"


BOOK REVIEW

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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I'LL SING YOU TWO-O by Anthea Fraser
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 12, 1996

"Diminished a bit by a not very convincing killer, but, still, a competent, civilized police procedural, enhanced by sensitive probing of snarled relationships and a nicely drawn small-town ambiance."
The White twins of Shillingham—-young, blond, and identical—-are window washers by trade, football hooligans and small-time thieves on the side. 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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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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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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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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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 >

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BROUGHT TO BOOK by Anthea Fraser
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 1, 2003

"A decent puzzler with surprises popping up at respectable intervals."
Having run Chief Inspector Webb through all his nursery-song-titled paces (The Twelve Apostles, 2000, etc.), Fraser bares the havoc set off by a biographer who chooses too dangerous a subject. Read full book review >

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THICKER THAN WATER by Anthea Fraser
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 1, 2009

"Creepy and unsettling, although that final twist is a bit over the top for Fraser (Next Door to Murder, 2008, etc.), who's usually more circumspect."
Three victims, each murdered twice, appear in disparate parts of England. 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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A TANGLED THREAD by Anthea Fraser
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 2016

"Once again, Fraser (The Unburied Past, 2013, etc.) uses complicated domestic relationships as the basis for a good mystery served up with plenty of family angst."
A murdered man in Blaircomrie, Scotland, seems to have no identity; then he has too many. Read full book review >