An Uncommon Murder

An Uncommon Murder

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An Uncommon Murder is the first detective novel in Anabel Donald's acclaimed Notting Hill series.

'I'm twenty-eight. I'm a freelance TV researcher. And last November I investigated my first murder . . .'

Alex Tanner is always on the lookout for work - mortgages on flats in Notting Hill don't come cheap after all and she only has herself to rely on. So when TV producer Barty O'Neill mentions a particularly juicy assignment for his latest documentary she jumps at the chance.

Barty sends Alex to investigate the shooting of Lord Sherman, who was a member of London's high society in the 50s, and whose case remains unresolved.

Alex hopes that a governess of the family, Miss Sarah Potter, will help untangle the truth, or will she lead Alex down another hidden path of the family's privileged history?
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Product details

  • Paperback | 240 pages
  • 130 x 197 x 15mm | 209g
  • Pan Books
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 1509858555
  • 9781509858552
  • 2,198,614

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Donald's young, street-smart female sleuth, a rare breed in contemporary British crime fiction, is an appealing protagonist * Publisher's Weekly * Both gritty and poignant, with heroine to match * Kirkus Reviews * One of my top ten crime novels for 1992 -- Gerald Kaufman * Scotland on Sunday * A book to gulp down in one sitting . . . The sparkling writing and immediacy of the characterization plus a gripping mystery raise this well above the average detective novel * Sunday Telegraph *
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About Anabel Donald

Anabel Donald has been writing fiction since 1982 when her first novel, Hannah at Thirty-five, was published to great critical acclaim. The Notting Hill series - her five crime novels featuring female sleuth Alex Tanner - met with equal success in the 1990s, and were followed in 2002 by Be Nice - a female dystopian novel inspired both by William Golding's classic Lord of the Flies and thirty years of Donald's own experiences as a class teacher.
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45 ratings
3.42 out of 5 stars
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4 42% (19)
3 31% (14)
2 18% (8)
1 0% (0)
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