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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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 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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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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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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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 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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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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THE COMPANY SHE KEPT by Marjorie Eccles
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 19, 1996

"Eccles's fourth (Late of This Parish, 1994, etc.) hops dexterously between the mysterious past and the violent present, though at some cost to the lightly sketched Lavenstock CID."
Fourteen years after a fateful Ouija experiment among ancient archeologist Kitty Wilbraham's household, two more communications awaken unquiet spirits once again. Read full book review >

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A SUNSET TOUCH by Marjorie Eccles
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 14, 2002

"Mayo (Killing Me Softly, 2000, etc.) is a stronger presence here than of late, but—in spite of an overcomplex solution—it's the ensemble work and careful plotting that provide the pleasure in Eccles's 12th."
Rarely do Lavenstock's police have even one serious crime to solve, but now two major investigations are taxing Superintendent Gil Mayo's small force to the limit. Read full book review >

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MORE DEATHS THAN ONE by Marjorie Eccles
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 1, 1991

"So-so, but with ample cozy attributes—thanks mostly to that English village setting."
Detective Chief Inspector Gil Mayo's fourth case (Requiem for a Dove, 1990, etc.) opens with a corpse in a Porsche whose face has been obliterated by a shotgun blast. Read full book review >