|Title||:||Pretty Maids All in a Row|
|Format Type||:||Unknown Binding|
|Number of Pages||:||180 Pages|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
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Pretty Maids All in a Row Reviews
Westridge seems like a sleepy little village when Jessica Randal - a well known actress and her biographer husband Matthew rent a house there for a month so that he can carry out some research in the area. But they soon realise they are renting a house belonging to a woman who has a bit of a reputation locally and who seems to have left at rather short notice.Then a rapist strikes in the area and the owner of the rented house - Freda Cowley is found dead in a ditch and Jessica starts to feel as though someone is watching her and not because they are a fan of hers.This is a particularly creepy crime novel and it will keep most readers guessing until almost the end. DCI Webb hates rape almost more than he hates murder and this a particularly trying case for him and one in which almost every man in the village is a potential suspect.I was glad I was reading this during the day in bright sunlight as it would have been a particularly scary book to read alone at night. It certainly kept me turning the pages. The characters are interesting, the plot is well constructed and David Webb is a quiet and thoughtful detective. I can thoroughly recommend this book and this series to anyone who enjoys crime novels with plenty of suspense, interesting and well constructed plots and well drawn characters.
Honeymooning actress Jessica Selby has a broken leg. She must stay at home in a rented cottage while her husband, biographer Matthew, researches his latest book. But when a woman who works nearby is raped, and the cottage's owner is found dead, Jessica starts getting nervous, and Chief Inspector David Webb begins to wonder if Matthew may be the mysterious rapist-murderer. Unfortunately, Webb's unsatisfied ex-wife reappears on the scene, distracting Webb from the business at hand, but ultimately providing him with a crucial clue. Fraser takes the device of "least likely suspect" to a new height.
The book was a disappointment and assures me that I probably will not enjoy other English crime stories, which is not a genre I tend to read, but I was curious about this one because of the review. The characters were not fully developed so that empathy was not established. The solution of the crimes was well done, though.
Nice to be back reading Anthea Fraser. Find she is a great summer read, easy, lovely English background, and good plots. This one involves rape and murder in small village, with nursery rhymes being a link to both.
An actress and her new husband come to stay in a small town while he is writing a book about a local family. Soon after, women start being attacked. DCI Webb and his team investigate, but can't find the culprit. A big twist at the end.Well-written.