Search Results: "Marjorie Eccles"


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HEIRS AND ASSIGNS by Marjorie Eccles
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2015

"Eccles (The Firebird's Feather, 2014, etc.) sets her war-battered detective a second police procedural with plenty of suspects and unexpected twists."
A birthday gathering 10 years after World War I ends in murder. Read full book review >

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SHADOWS AND LIES by Marjorie Eccles
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 1, 2007

"Once more, as so often in Eccles (The Shape of Sand, 2006, etc.), the past shapes a present packed with both admirable and despicable characters and interesting bits of historical lore."
A murder on an English country estate provokes an investigation that must travel back in time for answers. Read full book review >

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THE FIREBIRD'S FEATHER by Marjorie Eccles
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 1, 2014

"Eccles (After Clare, 2012, etc.) once again combines history and romance with a clever mystery filled with a wide array of suspects."
An Edwardian family's quiet life is shattered by murder. Read full book review >

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AFTER CLARE by Marjorie Eccles
Released: Nov. 1, 2012

"Eccles (The Cuckoo's Child, 2011, etc.) swivels deftly between past and present, mystery and romance in her latest historical hybrid."
A garden renovation project turns into a murder investigation. Read full book review >

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THE CUCKOO'S CHILD by Marjorie Eccles
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 1, 2011

"Eccles (The Shape of Sand, 2005, etc.) so overstuffs her plot that one can only pity the poor inspector who must wade through all this pother on the eve of his retirement."
The paterfamilias passes away, 1909. Read full book review >

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THE SUPERINTENDENT’S DAUGHTER by Marjorie Eccles
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 1, 2000

"Readable but far from this author's best."
A case that hits close to home for the author's unflappable detective, superintendent Gil Mayor of the Lavenstock police force (Killing Me Softly, 1999, etc.). Read full book review >

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AN ACCIDENTAL SHROUD by Marjorie Eccles
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 7, 1997

"It all makes for lively entertainment, enhanced by the author's forthright style, some resonant characters, a subdued village ambiance, and a puzzle neatly deconstructed but with minimum help from Lavenstock's likable police team."
Building-developer Jake Wilding; his cousin Nigel Fontenoy, an antique jewelry dealer; and Tom Callaghan, a TV talk-show host, have grown up together in the town of Lavenstock, home to CDI Gil Mayo (The Company She Kept, p. 1099, etc.), and now to newly promoted DI Abigail Moon. Read full book review >

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THE PROPERTY OF LIES by Marjorie Eccles
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2017

"Thoroughly feminine and insinuatingly Gothic, reminiscent of du Maurier's Rebecca: an atmospheric take on well-worn tropes."
DI Herbert Reardon is drawn into the insular world of a girls' boarding school in the second of this period series (Heirs and Assigns, 2015). Read full book review >

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BROKEN MUSIC by Marjorie Eccles
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 6, 2011

"The latest in Eccles' long string of period English mysteries (The Cuckoo's Child, 2011, etc.) offers a gaggle of murder suspects along with a melancholy look at the period just after the war to end all wars."
A determined police officer revisits a case that's long haunted him. Read full book review >

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THE SHAPE OF SAND by Marjorie Eccles
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 9, 2006

"This departure from Eccles's Gil Mayo series (Untimely Graves, 2004, etc.) is a poignant look at a long-gone way of life. Readers may care so much about the characters that the solution will take them by surprise."
A proper Edwardian lady vanishes, returning after WWII as a mummified corpse sealed in a Charnley chimney. Read full book review >

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KILLING A UNICORN by Marjorie Eccles
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 1, 2005

"Eccles, author of the Gil Mayo series (Untimely Graves, 2004, etc.), lavishes mystification on minor plot details, deflating the puzzle that should be at the center of the piece."
Living with your relatives can be murder, as advertising executive Fran Calvert learns when she discovers the body of her brother-in-law's companion behind her home. Read full book review >

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UNTIMELY GRAVES by Marjorie Eccles
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 8, 2004

"Eccles's carefully spun plot flows as briskly as the Kyne at flood. Her characters, though not always likable, are never less than believable."
The rain-swollen River Kyne, overflowing its banks, sends a houseful of mud into Iris Osbourne's treasure-filled cottage and an unidentified body into the fields just beyond, spelling trouble for Lavenstock's Inspector Gil Mayo (A Sunset Touch, 2002, etc.) and his promotion-minded sergeant, Abigail Moon. Read full book review >