When Sheila Fairchild wakes one night from a chilling nightmare, it brings back painful memories of the nightmares she suffered as a child. The following day, a prominent local landowner Billy Makepeace is found dead in the canal. It soon emerges that his death is anything but innocent, but when Sheila’s brother DCI Webb is assigned to the case, he has every reason for notWhen Sheila Fairchild wakes one night from a chilling nightmare, it brings back painful memories of the nightmares she suffered as a child. The following day, a prominent local landowner Billy Makepeace is found dead in the canal. It soon emerges that his death is anything but innocent, but when Sheila’s brother DCI Webb is assigned to the case, he has every reason for not wanting to get involved. Makepeace was an old rival of his father’s and it seems inevitable the investigation will stir up painful memories of an early life he had hoped to put behind him. But many questions still need to be answered. Why did Billy Makepeace telephone Sheila on the night he died? Especially when the two families, because of the old feud, never spoke. Why should Makepeace also have telephoned the local vicar? And whatever became of the third rival, Dick Vernon, who disappeared without a trace decades ago? When it emerges that Sheila’s nightmares may have their origins in a dreadful truth, it seems that DCI Webb may have to solve two murders instead of just one. In doing so, he may just find out the real reasons why there were three, three the rivals. ‘Three, Three, The Rivals’ is another absorbing detective mystery from Anthea Fraser in the DCI Webb series. Praise for Anthea Fraser: “A superbly crafted, riveting, page-turner of a read" - Booklist “Ms Fraser is her dependable elegant, guileful self withholding the killer's identity till a dying fall" - Sunday Times “A well-mannered, well-plotted and well-told story” - Birmingham Post “Sympathetic, well-executed book, in which full attention is paid to human feelings and failings” - Yorkshire Post “Anthea Fraser is a worthy follower of the traditional whodunit system...The plot is sustained throughout, and her artistic detective who literally "draws conclusions" is an original character.” - Sunderland Echo Anthea Fraser has written all her life but did not begin to take it seriously until after marriage, when she found herself at home with two small daughters and embarked on a correspondence course with the London School of Journalism. She wrote short stories before turning to novels of the supernatural, and then to crime. Her novels include ‘The Seven Stars’, ‘The Ten Commandments’, ‘Death Speaks Softly’ and ‘Pretty Maids All in a Row’. Endeavour Press is the UK's leading independent digital publisher. For more information on our titles please sign up to our newsletter at www.endeavourpress.com. Each week you will receive updates on free and discounted ebooks. Follow us on Twitter: @EndeavourPress and on Facebook via http://on.fb.me/1HweQV7. We are always interested in hearing from our readers. Endeavour Press believes that the future is now. ...
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Three, Three, The Rivals Reviews
DCI Webb really does not want to be involved when he hears an old adversary of his late father has been found dead in suspicious circumstances. But his boss insists that his local knowledge will be invaluable in solving the case. Webb must confront some long buried memories and try and unravel the truth of what happened forty years ago as well as track down a murderer in the present. I found this is a thought provoking and poignant read and I thought Webb's own childhood was cleverly interwoven with the events of today to make a satisfying story. It is interesting to read about why Webb decided to join the police and about what led to his estrangement from his family which has been hinted at in previous books in the series.As ever the characters and background are well drawn and the story is well plotted with the past dove tailing into the present. This is a really good series which deserves to be better known in my opinion.
An enjoyable read. I like the way Fraser understands her characters. They are rounded, complex and believable. They are scarred and damaged but get on with living and doing their best. The exposure, sharing and hopefully healing of those scars is at the heart of this book and it is accomplished within the consistency of the characters and the context of family and community interaction. It is a believable world with which I could identify. The mystery is well developed and paced with a logical but surprising resolution.
DCI Webb gets pulled into an investigation that brings him back to his hometown and long-suppressed memories. His dad and two others have had a long-standing feud from childhood. His dad died years ago, another of the three disappeared, and the now the third has been found dead. Webb has to face the people in his small town and ask the uncomfortable questions.Well-written. Not very long. We learn more of David Webb's background and his family.
Really good mysteryMarie's Read (Marie Shirley Griffin)DCI Webb is trying to solve a current day murder, a 40 year old disappearance and the reason for village feud that ruined his childhood.Webb and company really have their hands full and this is a bit tough to keep all the players straight, but hang with it, it's worth the ending.
Continue to like these cozy British mysteries, with Inspector Webb. This one involved the deaths of two men, forty years apart and gives a lot of background on the Inspector himself.
Another good read in this series.