Search Results: "Anthea Fraser"


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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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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 >

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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 >

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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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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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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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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 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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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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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 >