Search Results: "Roderic Jeffries"


BOOK REVIEW

AN INTRIGUING MURDER by Roderic Jeffries
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 1, 2003

"Brisk and brimming with irony, with a handsomely satisfying solution for the armchair detective."
British expatriates Laura and Keir Locke's perfectly sublime Mallorcan poolside party is spoiled but good when they learn that infamous ladies' man Scott (a.k.a. Read full book review >

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A SUNNY DISAPPEARANCE by Roderic Jeffries
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 1, 2005

"Jeffries (An Intriguing Murder, 2003, etc.) turns an equally droll eye on resident Brits trampling the ever-less-beautiful island life and the sarcastic browbeating Alvarez gets from his sister and his boss."
Suddenly there's one one fewer rich ex-pat enjoying the good life on Majorca. Read full book review >

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AN ENIGMATIC DISAPPEARANCE by Roderic Jeffries
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 1, 2000

"Jeffries genially jabs at self-deluding lovers, visiting island philistines, and both native-based and imported pomposity, all with an irony that's as easy to swallow as a bottle of Hors d'Age."
Companionably sipping his way through his 22nd case (A Maze of Murders, 1998, etc.), Mallorcan Inspector Enrico Alvarez is immersed once more in the island's expatriate community, this time focusing on the disappearance of Sabrina, the lush, much-younger wife of former English commodities broker Bevis Ogden, recently hospitalized from the ill effects of the aphrodisiac Spanish Fly, which he presumably took to satisfy his sexy young love. Read full book review >

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A MAZE OF MURDERS by Roderic Jeffries
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 15, 1998

A Maze Of Murders ($19.95; Jan. 15; 176 pp.; 0-312-18135-3): Mallorca's Inspector Enrique Alvarez rouses himself from brandy-induced slumber still again (An Artistic Way to Go, p. 764, etc.) to solve the mystery of the tourist who vanished under the equally drink-impaired eyes of three other high-living British travelers aboard a visiting cruise ship. Read full book review >

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DEATH TAKES TIME by Roderic Jeffries
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 16, 1994

Two murders that mightn't look like murder to anyone but Mallorca's sharp-eyed Inspector Enrique Alvarez (Murder Confounded, 1993, etc.). Read full book review >

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MURDER'S LONG MEMORY by Roderic Jeffries
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 13, 1992

"Jeffries, ever a reliable source of affable entertainment, is in top form here."
Past and present meet with dire results on the island of Mallorca when English sculptor Steven Armitage tries to find out the truth about his father's death 50 years ago. Read full book review >

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AN INSTINCTIVE SOLUTION by Roderic Jeffries
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 1, 2008

"A few hours with the classic drollery and tomfoolery of Jeffries (Murder Needs Imagination, 2007, etc.) will make your synapses smile."
Good food, plenty of brandy and a nice nap are the foundation of Mallorca's Inspector Enrique Alvarez's investigative technique. Read full book review >

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MURDER NEEDS IMAGINATION by Roderic Jeffries
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 1, 2007

"Perhaps the slightest of all Alvarez's tangy 30-odd cases (Murder Delayed, 2006, etc.). But don't they all seem that way?"
A ladies' man's suspicious tumble over a balustrade threatens to disrupt several meals, though no siestas, for Majorca's Inspector Enrique Alvarez. Read full book review >

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THE AMBIGUITY OF MURDER by Roderic Jeffries
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 1, 2001

"A bit less congenial than its 32 predecessors (An Enigmatic Disappearance, 2000, etc.), with a plot baked dry in the Mallorca sun and a pace so sluggish that readers, unless they're more motivated than Alvarez, will soon be joining him in a restorative nap."
No one is particularly perturbed that Señor Guido Zavala, a womanizing, patronizing Bolivian diplomat now retired to Mallorca, is lying face down in the deep end of his pool, with bloodstains drying on an overturned chair nearby. Read full book review >

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AN ARTISTIC WAY TO GO by Roderic Jeffries
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 12, 1997

"And the corpse's stopped watch really ought to be retired, perhaps to sunny Mallorca."
It's not very surprising that art dealer Oliver Cooper disappears from his home on Mallorca shortly after mob-connected enforcer Ernest White turns up to demand $1,350,000 for two paintings that White's employer, who purchased them from Cooper, says are forgeries. Read full book review >

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MURDER CONFOUNDED by Roderic Jeffries
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 8, 1993

"Not on the level of Jeffries's best, but Alvarez retains his gentle charm (fans might wish the author would give him a life), and his latest outing provides an affable diversion."
Sixteenth in this easy-to-take series featuring Majorcan Police Inspector Enrique Alvarez (Murder's Long Memory, etc.) and his long-running battles with food, drink, and Superior Chief Salas. Read full book review >

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MURDERED BY NATURE by Roderic Jeffries
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 1, 2012

"Slight but charming as ever, with an unusually tart conclusion that insures that Alvarez's well-earned reputation for incompetence will continue undimmed."
Why is Enrique Alvarez's clearance rate the lowest in Majorca? Maybe it's because the homicide rate is so stratospheric. Read full book review >