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Death on the Downs epub

by Simon Brett


Death on the Downs epub

ISBN: 0425186369

ISBN13: 978-0425186367

Author: Simon Brett

Category: Thriller and Mystery

Subcategory: Mystery

Language: English

Publisher: Berkley (September 3, 2002)

ePUB book: 1139 kb

FB2 book: 1424 kb

Rating: 4.6

Votes: 692

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Simon Brett worked as a producer in radio and television before taking up writing full time.

Simon Brett worked as a producer in radio and television before taking up writing full time. As well as the Mrs Pargeter novels and the Charles Paris detective series, he is the author of the radio and television series After Henry, the radio series No Commitments and Smelling of Roses and the bestselling How to Be a Little Sod. His novel A Shock to the System was filmed starring Michael Caine. Married with three grown-up children, Simon lives in an Agatha Christie-style village on the South Downs. First published 2001 by Macmillan. First published in paperback 2002 by Pan Books.

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Книга жанра: Старинная литература, Старинная литература: Прочее. The Fethering Mysteries #2. The Fethering Mysteries 2001, EN. ? Death on the Downs ? One. The bones didn’t look old, but then what did Carole Seddon know about bones? Her work at the Home Office had brought her into contact with forensic pathologists from time to time, but she didn’t lay claim to any of their arcane knowledge. She was just an ordinary member of the public – in retirement an even more ordinary member of the public.

SIMON BRETT worked as a producer in radio and television before taking up writing full-time. In 2014 he won the CWA’s prestigious Diamond Dagger for an outstanding body of work. He was awarded an OBE in the 2016 New Year’s Honours for services to Literature and also was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature. The Death on the Downs is the second book in the series.

Пользовательский отзыв - Kirkus. Simon Brett, called by The Baltimore Sun "one of the wittiest mystery writers around," is the author of the Mrs. Pargeter Mystery series, the Fatherine Mystery series, and the creator of the Charles Paris Mystery series. Weldisham, a rural village recently tarted up by London nabobs longing for a place to weekend in the country with all the mod cons, is in for a bit of a shock when Carole Seddon, from the neighboring. A former president of Britain’s Crime Writers’ Association and chair of the Society of Authors, he lives in the south of England with his family. Библиографические данные.

Simon Brett, Prefers to Remain Anonymous. She found the number of the British Council office in Spring Gardens and rang through

Simon Brett, Prefers to Remain Anonymous. She found the number of the British Council office in Spring Gardens and rang through. s and, even if he had, a long chance that he was still there. As Carole knew to her cost, there were a lot of early retirements around. And, in the unlikely event that Trevor was still employed by the British Council, he would almost certainly be working abroad. But her gloomy prognostications proved unfounded.

Death on the Downs book. I was initially dismayed to find this audio version of Death on the Downs wasn't narrated by Simon Brett as I enjoy his narration so much and I thought another reader might not convey the story as well or capture the characters in the same way an author can. But I found once I'd got used to it, a different narrator didn't spoil my enjoyment at all and I was soon engrossed in the story as usual.

About book: Book 2. in this series by Simon Brett, featuring once again, retired Home Office employee, Carole Seddon and her next-door-neighbour, Jude. Incidentally, Carole still does not know Jude's surname and is no closer to knowing a great deal about Jude than she was when they first met. Carole is out for a bit of a hill walk/ramble in the nearby village in Weldisham, when she takes shelter from heavy rain in a derelict barn and discovers two bags of human bones.

Welcome return for Brett's lady sleuths.

No, what upset her was the human skeleton she discovered there, neatly packed into two blue fertiliser bags. Carole and Jude's enquiries take them to the small downland hamlet of Weldisham and there gossips quickly identify the corpse as Tamsin Lutteridge, a young woman who disappeared from the village months before. Welcome return for Brett's lady sleuths. As crime gets a harder edge, it's refreshing to have an amiable light-hearted tale, which makes the most of wit and atmosphere' Yorkshire Post. Books by Simon Brett.

It wasn’t the rain that upset during Carole Seddon during her walk on the West Sussex Downs.

The Fethering Mysteries 02; Death on the Downs. It wasn’t the rain that upset during Carole Seddon during her walk on the West Sussex Downs. No, what upset her was the human skeleton she discovered ther. o begins the second investigation for Carole and her neighbour Jude. This time their enquires take them away from Fethering to the small hamlet of Weldisham. There gossips quickly identify the corpse as Tamsin Lutteridge, a young woman who disappeared from the village months before.

While out walking around the town, sensible Carole Seddon comes across the bones of a human skeleton and joins forces with Jude, her bohemian neighbor, who believes that the remains may be those of a young woman who used to practice her alternative therapy, and soon the two women are faced with two mysteries when they discover that the young woman is still alive. Reprint.
Have thoroughly enjoyed all the books in this series and am sorry it ended. Epsom Downs gives you an excellent plot plus a very interesting look at horse racing in the early 1900s and the influence of horse doping (introduced from America). You also meet the famous Lillie Langtry, who is the "real person" in this book. I also enjoy the factual information given by the authors, after the mystery is concluded. Part of the charm of the Paige series.
I have enjoyed reading books written by Robin Paige for many years, I used to borrow them from my public library but now I get them on my tablet. This tale was suspenseful and at times light hearted. I have always enjoyed a murder mystery which is not gory or gross.This author writes stories which are placed in the end of the nineteenth century and the beginning of the twentyth century. Robin Paige seems to get it right in describing the local color and the customs of the times. I find it very enjoyable to read cozy mysteries which take place in London, England and transports me to a different world than I live in. I am looking forward to my next "trip" with Robin. Great read. Mary-Ellen Batcho
The melding of real life characters based on the "known facts" surrounding them, great continuing characgters and well thought out plots with twists and turns the keep you interested in each book makes this an outstanding series.
This is the 7th book in the Victorian/Edwardian mystery series and involves horse racing. The historical elements include the introduction of photography for the "photo finish" pioneered by Muybridge, the start of doping in horse racing, and Lillie Langtry, the actress and racing fan/gambler known as "Mr Jersey". Charles and Kate are at Epsom Downs so that Charles can photograph the finish of the races. When a race goes horribly wrong, Charles is asked to investigate possible doping. Amelia, Kate's maid, takes a turn at sleuthing when Kate is invited to Lily's home to discuss turning one of her books into a play. The plot thickens when a well known bookie turns up dead. This was a decent mystery, and the historical background on racing was interesting. The main characters tended to fade into the background in this one and I missed them. Hopefull, the next in the series will be more intriguing and involving.
I admit I do enjoy this series, but it is strictly a "fun" read. I agree with the other reviewers that the author(s) really make a royal hash of the British titles, alternately referring to the same character as Lord "surname" and then as Lord "first name" - yet the same person would NEVER go by both of those. Charles, as a peer, would never EVER be referred to a Lord Charles, and it would be terribly gauche to do so. A prince is never Your Majesty.
These are pretty simple things that even an American like me can figure out and understand, yet the author(s) screw this up every time in book after book.
However if I just grit my teeth and bear it the rest of the book is funny and informative, a "light" read, so I guess I cannot expect too much accuracy. But fun. Brain candy.
The latest of the Kate and Charles Sheridan series lives up to the previous mysteries. All of my favorite characters are there, and the setting of the racecourse at Newmarket is different than most of the Victorian and Edwardian mysteries. The description of Lillie Langtry and her life seems pretty accurate from all that I have read, and so does the decription of the racing world at the time. I really enjoyed the mystery, although I was a bit disappointed if not surprised by the resolution. I enjoyed it very much on the whole. The authors have a knack for bringing historical figures to life and writing a good mystery along with it.
This is the latest in a wonderful series, a series featuring two fine leading fictional characters (now married) and some very interesting non-fictional characters. In this one The Jersey Lily herself is joined by figures of the late nineteenth century British and American horseracing world, including an appearance (as in other books) of her paramour, the Prince of Wales. The problems are serious; murder is involved, yet a deft, light touch and very appealing characters make this book, and others of the series, terrific reading.
Simon Brett's writing ranges from excellent to medium. His plots are always good, but sometimes his dialog is boring and unrealistic, especially in the earlier books in this series. I didn't notice that with DEATH ON THE DOWNS, though; I liked it.