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Em O Mistério da Solteirona Curiosa, Luke vai juntar-se ao seu assessor, que partira na véspera para uma pequena aldeia do Kent, onde uma mulher de meia-idade fora dada como desaparecida. Sucede que essa mulher é encontrada morta, e Luke decide dar início a uma investigação de assassínio.O que é que poderá ter conduzido à morte violenta, uma pessoa aparentemente tão desintEm O Mistério da Solteirona Curiosa, Luke vai juntar-se ao seu assessor, que partira na véspera para uma pequena aldeia do Kent, onde uma mulher de meia-idade fora dada como desaparecida. Sucede que essa mulher é encontrada morta, e Luke decide dar início a uma investigação de assassínio.O que é que poderá ter conduzido à morte violenta, uma pessoa aparentemente tão desinteressante como Carrie Birch? pouco a pouco, Luke começa a convencer-se de que o verdadeiro motivo do assassínio talvez tenha sido um problema de chantagem. Que aquela mulher de meia-idade, talvez vivesse obcecada com os segredos dos outros e com os segredos dos outros e com o partido que deles podia tirar. O inspector descobrirá, porém, que o crime tem uma explicação bem mais bizarra e trágica......

Title : o mistério da solteirona curiosa
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ISBN : 17861422
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Number of Pages : 245 Pages
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  • Holly
    2019-05-10 12:46

    I am really enjoying these mysteries from Dorothy Simpson. I've read three now and I can only describe this as something I could see Agatha Christie writing if she was still alive. And I love Agatha Christie!! So it goes without saying the reason why I enjoy these books so much. This is the second mystery featuring Luke Thanet and I believe a year or so has passed since the first book, or maybe even longer than that. He's still balancing work and home life. These are not gory or outrageous killings/mysteries. They're taking place in a rural England town and Thanet is a great detective, not unlike Hercule Poirot. They're short books but the mysteries and stories are fantastic. **Thank you to the publisher and Netgalley for an e-copy in exchange for an honest review.

  • JulieDurnell
    2019-04-23 10:52

    4.5 Stars I really liked this book. Although having only read the first two books of the series I get a sense of a well grounded man in Inspector Luke Thanet. I like him immensely; he seems so real and in touch with his feelings as well as his wife's; but no slouch when it comes to solving murder. This mystery was plotted very well and was not easy to see who had "dunnit"!

  • Damaskcat
    2019-05-12 13:03

    An elderly woman is found dead one morning. Luke Thanet and Mike Lineham get the impression that her neighbours were not that keen on Carrie even though she was necessary to them as she cleaned for some and looked after elderly relatives for others as well as looking after her own tyrant of a mother. No one is willing to talk to the police about what the victim was really like.Gradually everything unravels and secrets are revealed that some would have preferred to keep hidden. Thanet finds his home life mirroring his work life as his wife, Joan announces she wants to return to work once their youngest child is at school. Thanet can only see his comfortable home life being disrupted if his wife is working full time.I enjoyed this cleverly plotted mystery with its interesting and well drawn characters, Unfortunately the publishers have decided to release the first two - of which this is the second - an the last two in the series as e-books but so far have not released the books in between. Those who like to read their series in order may have to wait a while for the rest to become available.

  • Jayaram Vengayil
    2019-05-12 11:10

    A surprisingly smooth read. Harks back to a time which is not too far away but still appears alien -when there were no mobile phones and mysteries were straight forward in their rendering. Simpson slips in these wonderful insights into the lives of individual characters drawing on her professional skills as a marriage counsellor. This and the simple narrative are what makes this book a pleasant experience. No bells and whistles, an unpretentious work by a solid craftsperson.

  • Joyce
    2019-04-29 12:11

    4 starsCarrie Birch was found dead in an old unused outhouse in the back of a property. DI Luke Thanet and DS Mike Lineham respond to the call. When examining her room, they find nothing too remarkable except for the nearly 10,000 pounds stuffed under her mattress. Where did it come from? A house cleaner and part-time carer does not make that much. After interviewing neighbors and Carrie’s mother, they are exactly nowhere. He does get the impression that the people he talks to are evading his questions. Carries was non-descript, inoffensive, a doormat to her overbearing and nasty mother. The villagers all say these things, but stop there almost as if there is something more that should be said, but they do not. Thanet is frustrated.At the same time, Thanet’s wife, Joan wants to go back to work but he doesn’t want anything to change. Lineham is planning his wedding with Louise, but his mother keeps conveniently having heart attacks before the wedding comes off. It has already happened twice and Louise and Lineham are getting worn out from the constant battle. Thanet goes along investigating and chasing clues and finally he sees who it was that killed Carrie – and more importantly – why. I like Thanet’s observations about the psychology of situations and people with whom he comes into contact. He is very observant and likes to ponder all possibilities. I like the characters and Thanet and Lineham’s interactions. This book is very well written and plotted. It is an easy and gentle read. The reader is lulled along with the investigation and suddenly, there is a conclusion. It is very satisfying. I will continue to read Dorothy Simpson’s novels. I want to thank Netgalley and Open Road Integrated Media for forwarding to me a copy of this delightful book to read.

  • Jazz
    2019-05-18 14:48

    The message of this novel appeared to be that the more one tries to hold onto something, the more tenuous one's hold becomes, eventually leading to loss, the exact opposite of what one wanted. That issue even enters the marriage of Inspector Luke Thanet in Book 2 of the series when he prefers his wife not get a job. I confess it was a bit of a relief from the first book where his marriage seemed a little too picture-perfect, but it also slowed down the pace somewhat. It could provide more interest though in subsequent books if he wife has a larger professional role to play.As for the mystery, or at least the solution, Simpson says in a note that she based it on a newspaper story from 1975. Simpson's characters and quirks are always well-drawn, with sadness and conflict more often filling their lives than joy—not in a depressing way, just as a result of life and the bitterness loneliness can bring. Thanet is the exception. He has empathy and kindness—sometimes too much, he feels—but he provides contrast to the conflicted characters. This was an interesting mystery of the secretive lives that inhabit the small village of Nettleton. As secrets are revealed, more questions pop up, and the circle of suspects broadens. The solution came as a surprise, though one large clue was offered early on if the reader doesn't soon forget it. For anyone who loves a British village mystery, this series should be of interest.

  • Minrose
    2019-04-26 14:54

    I liked the inspector, he had a way of getting information from the suspects and good intuition about whether they were telling the truth. Nice location with interesting characters.

  • Cheryl
    2019-04-27 14:51

    A great series of British mystery with interesting characters and a well-paced plot. The best part of this book was the psychological aspect of and personal analysis engaged in by Inspector Thanet -- a truly enlightened man -- who is willing to see himself honestly.

  • Andrew
    2019-05-14 15:08

    I just binge read 5 of Dorothy Simpsons Detective Thanet series. The first being "Six Feet Under". This the 2nd of the series. My review will be the same for all 5 that I read. I don't like to recap what happened in the book. We can all read the blurb on the jacket, or online versions. I find it much more important to tell you, the potential reader, what I liked and why or what I disliked and why.What i liked:Detective Thanet is a fully realized character. We find out that he hates the first contact with a corpse. There is a mixture of anger and empathy. He often wonders if this makes him ineffective detective. We get a chance to see his family life. His wife and two children. We see the struggles and joys of a normal family. Adds a distinct layer to his character.Their are only 2 other recurring characters, Doc Mallard, the curmudgeonly coroner, and DS Lineham, Thanets partner who has two strong women in his life, his mother and his wife. they aren't as fully realized as characters but we gather enough information to relate to them.The tedious work of interviewing and writing reports is frequently related. Since this is a vital aspect of police work we are given an incite to the working life of the police.The interaction between characters works well. Suspects getting annoyed with the interruptions to their lives. Family members being interviewed shortly after the murder. The difficult job the police have in doing their investigation. Dorothy Simpson makes the whole process seem real.What I don"t particularly appreciate. One caveat is that reading all 5 books in a row these "problems" are amplified.There is a formula that is followed in each book. The finding of the body. the early interviews, the lack of forensic evidence, secondary interviews, the insights that lead to the murderer. Connections to evidence is lacking.As I stated this becomes more apparent when reading one after the other. I would like to thank the Publisher, NetGalley, and the author for my copy in exchange for an unbiased review.

  • Susan
    2019-05-17 13:01

    I'm so glad to see this series being re-issued. For me, this is a re-reading of a favorite series and I had forgotten what a nice pace they had. The crimes, the puzzle, the interaction with the community, the family ties - it soothes the mind. Perfect for fans of Agatha Christie. No cell phones, laptops, video games, none of those distractions in these excellent mysteries. In this, the second of the series, Luke Thanet must find the killer of a rather drab middle aged woman who takes care of her rather nasty mother and cleans houses in her village community. Her killer isn't satisfied with just killing her and leaving her stay where she fell - no, she was placed in an old outhouse, stripped of all dignity. Added to the puzzle, how did she acquire the stash of money found under her mattress? Luke Thanet has to find the killer while at home, get used to the idea that his wife wants to find something to do outside their home now that the children are older. Oh, how times can change in almost 40 years.My thanks to the publisher and to NetGalley for giving me a review copy in exchange for my honest review.

  • Melissa Dee
    2019-05-19 17:57

    In the second of the Inspector Luke Thanet mysteries, Thanet and his family are being dragged, albeit with some stress, into the 1960s and 1970s. An important plot theme involves World War II, and its memories, making this a particularly interesting story bridging the last half of the past century.

  • Marybeth
    2019-05-07 16:56

    I'm enjoying the characters in Dorothy Simpson's books. Some of the language is a bit dated but the plots are strong and the little twist at the very end always catches me off guard. Just when I think I've got it figured out she throws in something totally unexpected.

  • Joann
    2019-04-30 17:47

    Very good mysteryI really enjoyed this mystery. A woman is found dead in a outhouse. I liked inspector Thanet, but did not care much for the parts about his personal life. However the mystery itself was very interesting and I found the solution was surprising and very sad.

  • Julie
    2019-05-11 09:59

    Carrie Birch is found dead in an old outhouse. The question is why? She doesn't seem to much of a person who is out of the home. Inspector Thanet and his team have to figure it out.Okay classic mystery.

  • Pat
    2019-04-27 16:12

    Not my favorite in this series. I didn't like the end. A tag end left I wanted fixed. I wanted a different murderer. Three more words.

  • Mary
    2019-05-15 16:11

    Interesting puzzle and characters. Kept me interested even though I figured out the mystery well before the end.

  • Rita Derezinski
    2019-05-21 14:07

    An entertaining British mystery. Good read on a bad weather day.

  • Kaye
    2019-05-09 09:46

    enjoyed a "period" mystery and the development of the detective's. Nice man.

  • Stuart Miller
    2019-04-26 10:01

    Not a bad English country village/cozy mystery. The dialog between Inspector Thanet and his wife seem stilted but that's a minor part. There are better ones of the same genre.

  • Bettie☯
    2019-05-07 18:08

    Blurb - [Book 2, 1982:]Curiosity killed the cat. Did it also kill Carrie? Inspector Thanet is called in to investigate the murder of a singularly unprepossessing middle-aged spinster in a peaceful Kentish garden.(The author is a winner of the Silver Dagger Award.) Narrated by Terrence Hardiman. When Thanet takes us through his mental machinations re his wife towards the end of chapter 17, it becomes preachy and moralistic for long enough to drop a star.

  • Patty
    2019-05-21 15:43

    Thanks to a wonderful blog ( I just recently discovered Luke Thanet and his author Dorothy Simpson. Seemingly only available on cassettes at this point Six Feet Under was a good listen. Simpson does a good job tying together a murder case and her detective's personal life. Well worth listening to or reading.

  • Jenna Victoria
    2019-04-25 15:08

    As always I find Titles In Dorothy Simpson's Inspector Luke Thanet's British police procedural series to be first-rate. So sad that illness forced her to stop writing altogether. A mystery reader's loss but of course wish her continued improved health.

  • Avary
    2019-05-08 11:07

    OK, but pretty much written on a formula.

  • Lexi
    2019-04-28 09:45

    Good story, I like the detective. Thanet actually has a function private life, which I enjoy. Good story and didn't cheat on the ending. Good shocker.

  • David
    2019-05-13 10:58

    A nice gentle read, no intense excitement but neither was it boring. I enjoyed it.

  • Cindy
    2019-05-05 15:00

    This author has a wonderful style and her characters really come to life. Didn't much care for the red herring that was dropped and I guess I sort of had things figured out early on.

  • Amy
    2019-05-09 15:46

    This book is a great English cozy mystery. The cover above makes it look ominous, but I don't think it matches the tone of the book. It is a light and quick read.

  • Lisa Stammers
    2019-04-27 11:46

    Great little detective novel with solid characters and crisp engaging writing. Will be definitely reading more.

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  • Sarah
    2019-05-21 13:53

    Very excited to read more of Dorothy Simpson. Great writer.