e-Book Mrs, Presumed Dead (Thorndike Press Large Print Basic Series) download

e-Book Mrs, Presumed Dead (Thorndike Press Large Print Basic Series) download

by Simon Brett

ISBN: 0896218821
ISBN13: 978-0896218826
Language: English
Publisher: Thorndike Pr; Large Print edition (February 1, 1990)
Subategory: Literature

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Much of the book takes place in 2015, and is told from the point of view of Laurel Mack, the missing girl's mother.

Much of the book takes place in 2015, and is told from the point of view of Laurel Mack, the missing girl's mother. Ellie was Laurel's youngest daughter. Ellie's remains have finally been found, so maybe the family can now have some closure.

Thorndike Press publishes large print books - including the most bestsellers and bestselling authors - in fiction genres like romance, mystery, and western to nonfiction sub-genres such as biography, history, and lifestyle in an easy-to-read format.

4. Mrs, Presumed Dead. Published by Thorndike Press

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Mrs, Presumed Dead book. Published February 1990 by Thorndike Press (first published 1988). Smithy’s Loam, tastefully designed housing estate - perfect for. 0896218821 (ISBN13: 9780896218826).

Nice Class of Corpse. Bright silk print dress, fur coat draped over shoulders, gleams of substantial jewellery, surprisingly high heels accentuating fine legs. There was about her a quality which, while not extreme enough to be dubbed ‘flashy’ or ‘vulgar’, would still have disqualified her from being called ‘self-effacing’.

Must have rich parents, I suppose. Then she looked again at her watch. Sorry, I must be off now. I've got to be in the office this afternoon, and I haven't sorted out anything for the kids' supper. Doesn't Kirsten even do that?'. This was greeted with another 'Huh'. Sue went on, 'I don't know why people go on having au pairs. All I hear from my friends is a long history of disasters.

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The second crime novel featuring Mrs Melita Pargeter in which she investigates the bizarre disappearance of the former occupants of her home. Mrs. Presumed Dead is Sheer Delight! By Thriftbooks. com User, January 8, 2000.

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Книга жанра: Старинная литература, Старинная литература: Прочее. Mrs Pargeter 1988, EN. A second case for the intrepid Mrs Pargeter – sixtysomething and a little bit more. She has moved to a prosperous housing estate, but something rankles about her new neighbours. She soon learns that the estate might be perfect for social climbing, but it’s also perfect for murder

Possessing the same uncanny detective skills as her late husband, Melita Pargeter searches for a young couple that seems to have vanished
First you have to remember that the Mrs. Pargeter novels were written about 20 years ago, so technological difference have to be accepted. Mrs. Pargeter is a great character as the wife of a man who had great connections from his "not-exactly-legal" business ventures. His former connections are also interesting characters who, because of the late Mr. Pargeter's help in their own "not quite on the up and up" business ethics, are more than willing to do anything they can to help the Mrs. solve murders. These books are great from start to finish.

What an enjoyable read. I loved it.

Like how she doesn't know what jobs her husband did yet she gets in touch with all his old help mates. Very funny.

A quick read on a frigid winter weekend. It was my first visit to this author. I will read more of Mrs. Pargeter when I am between other books.

After the delightful Charles Paris series this Pargeter series doesn't quite make it. The tongue in cheek stuff is too obvious.

All Mrs Pargeter's books are interesting, and funny, as well. Good mysteries. Enjoyable and comfortable to read, not being gruesome as some mysteries are.

Easy reading enjoyable not to taxing

This is the second book in Brett's series about Mrs Pargetter ,a widow in her late 60's ,whose former husband was a successful burglar, a fact which proves useful when she applies her talents on the right side of the law .

The action mostly takes place in the affluent housing development of Smithy's Loam , an area of predominatly middle aged ,white residents .Mrs Pargetter moves into a house there .The houses are new and well maintained ,even if lacking any intellectual furbisments , Mrs P observes there is a distinct lack of books or other signs of intellectual cultivation

The reader has learned in chapter one that a murder has taken place -a woman is strangled with a cricket club tie .Mrs P is an active woman with a great deal of curiosity and she soon begins to detact all is not well in leafy suburbia ; the woman whose recently vacated home Mrs P now lives in ,has simply vanished and the woman's husband has not taken a new post in the North as rumoured but is instead a derelict sleeping rough in London .The missing woman was also a target for a religious cult and was on the verge of joining them ,in the process handing over a large sum of money to them .

She uses her criminal contacts to break into a warehouse where the possessions of Thersa ,the previous resident ,are stored and discovers her body in a freezer .

Mrs P sets out to solve the murder being convinced the culprit is one of the residents of Smithy's Loam ,most likely one of the women and it bcomes clear they all have persuasive motives for the crime no to mention secrets they are hiding from others ,secrtes about their origins or husbands or secret affairs .

The book is well and smoothly plotted but as is often the case with Brett the detection is often subordinate to the social comedy .The book isa soft centred satire at times as distinct from a novel of crime and detection with a mild satiric gaze being directed at social pretnesiousnesss at th thinly disguised racism of the estatae rsidents .Secrtes fester behind the respectable facade of suburbia and drug taking is rife .The facts of social division are faced head on and the passages of life among the London homelss are powerful ;people are a job -loss away from being derlicts and non-persons .The problem is that -perhaps because of his background in TV entertainment -Brett rarely follows up on his points and his book stay at the level of polished divertissements .They are good of their kind -light mysteries which are minor pleasures but not quite top echelon

People whose taste runs to the cosy will find the book and its series companions very much to their liking .Others will be less delighted in them

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