A Word After Dying
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A Word After Dying

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Superintendent Alan Markby and Meredith Mitchell are in desperate need of a holiday - and the Cotswold village of Parsloe St John seems the perfect choice. Their neighbour, retired journalist Wynne Carter, is as convivial as the village itself and, over a glass of blackberry wine, indulges in her latest obsession, Olivia Smeaton, a racy old lady whose life - and death - she is convinced are not all they seem.Markby is more interested in buying Olivia's house than the circumstances of her vacating it, but Meredith is intrigued: by the old lady, the death of a cherished horse and a dusty junk shop run by a white witch. When another fatality - of a very grisly nature - is discovered, it seems her suspicion is justified. Clearly Olivia isn't the only enigma in Parsloe St John - and her death might be the first of many unless Meredith Mitchell and Alan Markby can make sense of some very secret lives to reach the truth ...show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 352 pages
  • 110 x 172 x 26mm | 222.26g
  • Headline Publishing Group
  • Headline Book Publishing
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0747251878
  • 9780747251873
  • 259,015

Review quote

"The village mystery observes more stringent procedures than a military task force. . .Ann Granger knows the drill so well she couldwrite a manual."-- "The New York Times Book Review "Granger's latest offers abundant, understated pleasure."-- "Publishers Weeklyshow more

About Ann Granger

Ann Granger has lived in cities all over the world, since for many years she worked for the Foreign Office and received postings to British embassies as far apart as Munich and Lusaka. She is now permanently based in Oxfordshire.show more

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310 ratings
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4 45% (138)
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