Murder in an English village #1
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|Crookston Public Library||M ELL (Text)||33500012603189||Main||Available||-|
|Moorhead Public Library||M ELL (Text)||33500012603171||Main||Checked out||12/12/2020|
- ISBN: 9781496710505
- ISBN: 1496710509
294 pages : 22 cm.
- Edition: First Kensington Harcover Edition.
- Publisher: New York, NY : Kensington Publishing Corp., 2017.
|Summary, etc.:||1920. American adventuress Beryl Helliwell craves some peace and quiet, and Walmsley Parva in the English countryside seems just the ticket. Honestly, until America repeals Prohibition, Beryl has no intention of returning stateside. For over three decades, Edwina Davenport has lived comfortably in Walmsley Parva, but the post-World War I bust has forced her to advertise for a lodger-- and long-lost school chum Beryl crashes into her doorstep in her motorcar. When the town displays a hidden sinister side, they decide to set up shop as private inquiry agents.|
- Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2017 October #1
Well-known American adventurer Beryl Helliwell is in need of some peace and quiet when she sees an advertisement for a lodger in the tiny English village of Walmsley Parva. Coincidentally, it is the home of her former school friend, the prim Edwina Davenport, who has fallen on hard times following WWI and is happy to take in Beryl as a roommate. Then someone tries to strangle Edwina. Why? Edwina believes it might have something to do with the disappearance several years ago of a young woman, Agnes Rollins, who worked in the Women's Land Army during the war; naturally, the friends start snooping. When they find Polly Watkins, a former member of the Women's Land Army, dead in a field, they are convinced they're on the right track. Well-drawn women of a certain age, plot twists, and details of wartime and postwar Britain distinguish this historical cozy, which will appeal to fans of Frances Brody's Kate Shackleton and Kerry Greenwood's Phryne Fisher. Copyright 2017 Booklist Reviews.
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