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A brush with death. #1 / Ali Carter.

Carter, Ali, author. (Author).
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Breckenridge Public Library M CAR (Text) 33500012743563 New Available -
Moorhead Public Library M CAR (Text) 33500012743571 New Available -

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  • ISBN: 1786072769
  • ISBN: 9781786072764
  • ISBN: 9781786072771
  • ISBN: 1786072777
  • Physical Description: 307 pages ; 20 cm.
  • Publisher: London, England : Point Blank, 2018.

Content descriptions

Summary, etc.: "In the village of Spire, murder is afoot. Rich landowner Alexander, 9th Earl of Greengrass, is caught with his trousers down in the village graveyard before meeting a gruesome end. Luckily Susie Mahl happens to be on hand. With her artist's eye for detail and her curious nature she is soon on the scent of the murderer."--Back cover.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2018 May #1
    Fans of country-house cozies will delight in this series debut. Carter's heroine, Susie Mahl, is an artist who pays the rent by touring the UK painting portraits of the pets of the rich and titled. Mahl has two great advantages as a sleuth. First, she has a keen eye for detail. Second, she has a nearly aristocratic background herself and status as a supposedly eccentric artist, both of which make her a sought-after guest at country houses. She is also a witty narrator, giving the reader a behind-the-scenes tour of aristocratic customs and foibles. In this outing, Mahl is visiting two elderly friends, an earl and a countess, at a large estate in Devonshire. While the Countess of Greengrass plays the organ inside the village church, Lord Greengrass meets a mysterious end in the village graveyard. In true cozy style, Mahl's contacts and eye for detail put her far ahead of the local constabulary in solving the murder. While the plot and characterization here are on the thin side, they are more than made up for by the divine atmosphere. Copyright 2018 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

Ali Carter was born in Scotland and read art history at St Andrews. She first followed an eclectic career in investment management; then in 2011 she had a catastrophic bicycling accident. After major brain surgery and a long recovery, she set herself a challenge to walk alone from Canterbury to Rome, a three-month pilgrimage she wrote about in her book, An Accidental Jubilee by Alice Warrender. From then she decided to follow her passion and become a fine artist. She specialises in oil paintings from life with an emphasis on colour. Ali also draws pet portraits to commission and works from her studio in East Sussex. A Brush with Death is her first novel.

Subject: Women artists > Fiction.
Nobility > Fiction.
Murder > Investigation > Fiction.
Genre: Detective and mystery fiction.
Mystery fiction.
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