Wedding Treasure

Wedding Treasure

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  • Hardback | 344 pages
  • 140 x 220mm
  • AudioGO Limited
  • Chivers Large print (Chivers, Windsor, Paragon & C
  • Bath, United Kingdom
  • Large type / large print
  • Large Print edition
  • 0745191738
  • 9780745191737

Review Text

Banker-sleuth Mark Treasure, at his humorous best in the recent Advertise for Treasure, now makes a disappointing foray into upper-class English society - as he and wife Molly attend the festivities leading up to the wedding of Fleur Jarvas and Jonas Grimaldi. Right from the start, it's clear that these nuptials are awash in family/fiscal complications: Fleur's long-divorced, ne'er-do-well father Kitson has a complex business arrangement with her stepfather Jack Figgle - which will guarantee Kitson's presence at the wedding, save Jack's business, and insure Fleur's supply of trust money. But all these schemings fall apart before the ceremony when Kitson is found dead, apparently killed by a golf ball. Whodunit? Well, the solution involves the polite rehashing of lots of long-bygone relationships, mostly illicit. Meanwhile, Jonas turns out (no surprise) to be a fortune-hunter - though his American uncle Silvano exhibits some charm. And Treasure works hard at timetables, motives, and weapons, finally confronting the hapless killer. The hapless reader, however, may have long departed - since this is Treasure and Williams at lowest ebb, with a boring, bloodless story and (aside from the above-mentioned Silvano) a thoroughly unengaging cast. (Kirkus Reviews)show more