Call the Dead Again  Mitchell   Markby 11  Book
Score: 4
From 2 Ratings

Call the Dead Again Mitchell Markby 11


  • Author : Ann Granger
  • Publisher : Headline
  • Release Date : 2012-02-16
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 257
  • ISBN 10 : 9780755377299

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Call the Dead Again Mitchell Markby 11 Excerpt :

Leading a double life can be deadly... Lawyer Penhallow is found murdered in his garden the morning after Mitchell drops off a secretive hitchhiker to the property in Call the Dead Again, the eleventh compelling English village mystery in the Mitchell & Markby series by Ann Granger. The perfect read for fans of Colin Dexter, Agatha Christie and ITV's Midsomer Murders. 'A really good read - this novel comes highly recommended' - Crime Time When Meredith Mitchell picks up a hitchhiker on a lonely road outside Bamford one evening she is left feeling distinctly uneasy. What business can this confident, yet secretive, young woman have at Tudor Lodge, the beautiful old home of Brussels-based lawyer Andrew Penhallow, where she asks to be dropped? Penhallow is constantly toing and froing from the Continent, but that night, unusually, he is at home, and - with his son away and his wife Carla in bed with a migraine - alone. Which is unfortunate, for the next morning he is found murdered in the garden. To the vicarious delight of the locals, who are quick to recall old disputes, Penhallow's death results in some spectacular revelations about his double life - developments which make the murder investigation all the more delicate for Superintendent Markby, who knew the dead man as a young body. Andrew Penhallow certainly had ghosts in his past - has one come back to claim him? What readers are saying about Call the Dead Again: 'So many twists and turns - kept me guessing until the very end' 'The mystery unravels nicely. Ann Granger provides genre fans with a fine entry to the Mitchell and Markby Cotswolds series' 'Ann Granger is an excellent mystery writer'

A Fine Place for Death  Mitchell   Markby 6  Book
Score: 4
From 1 Ratings

A Fine Place for Death Mitchell Markby 6


  • Author : Ann Granger
  • Publisher : Headline
  • Release Date : 2010-12-09
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 242
  • ISBN 10 : 9780755377190

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A Fine Place for Death Mitchell Markby 6 Excerpt :

A look into one girl's life sheds light on another girl's death... Meredith Mitchell and Chief Inspector Markby probe troubled family relationships to find a killer in A Fine Place for Death, the compelling sixth mystery in Ann Granger's Mitchell & Markby series. The perfect read for fans of Kathy Cranston, Agatha Christie and ITV's Midsomer Murders. 'Ingenious... witty... picturesque... amusingly idiosyncratic' - New York Times In the heart of the leafy Cotswolds a body is found. A teenage girl, probably local, somebody's daughter who went out one evening and didn't come back. It is not long before she is identified: fifteen-year-old Lynne Wills who habitually drank underage in 'The Silver Bells' pub and, on the night of her death, was seen leaving with an unknown man. Chief Inspector Markby's friend Meredith Mitchell has been befriended by another troubled young local girl, Katie Conway. On the surface Lynne and Katie have nothing in common except their age and home town. But could the insights Katie gives Meredith into her difficult family background - an unstable, aristocratic mother, a doting father at the end of his tether, and a scheming resident secretary - throw some light on the other young girl? And, given that forensic evidence now points to Lynne Wills's murder having taken place in the Devaux family mausoleum, on her murder too ...? What readers are saying about A Fine Place for Death: 'It kept me guessing until the very end. Ann Granger has managed to create believable characters that are both likeable and interesting' 'I recommend this book and this series to anyone who enjoys well written crime novels with interesting characters and plots' 'Fantastic twists and turns'

Say it with Poison  Mitchell   Markby 1  Book
Score: 3
From 7 Ratings

Say it with Poison Mitchell Markby 1


  • Author : Ann Granger
  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release Date : 2012-03-01
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 195
  • ISBN 10 : 9780755377145

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Say it with Poison Mitchell Markby 1 Excerpt :

Steering a path between police duties and family loyalty is not easy... Say it with Poison is the first classic English village crime novel in the Mitchell & Markby series by Ann Granger, combining a satisfyingly complex mystery with engaging characters and wit. The perfect read for fans of M.C. Beaton, Agatha Christie and ITV's Midsomer Murders. 'A gripping tale... you'll soon be addicted' - Woman and Home When Meredith Mitchell agreed to stay with her actress cousin Eve in the run-up to Eve's daughter's wedding she anticipated a degree of drama. But she hardly expected it to include murder, blackmail and unrequited love. Or to involve a certain Chief Inspector Markby, a middle-aged divorcee with an emotional history as unfortunate as her own. A material witness to the only case of murder the Cotswold village of Westerfield has ever seen, Meredith also finds herself acting as mother-confessor to the bride-to-be, who is clearly not telling the whole truth about her involvement with the dead man. Steering a path between her duty to the police and loyalty to her cousin's family is not easy; even for someone with Meredith's considerable diplomatic skills. And especially as her personal enquiries into events in Westerfield start to disinter past affections Meredith would far rather leave buried - and to provoke new ones she's not at all sure she can cope with ... What readers are saying about Say it with Poison: 'Thoroughly recommend to anyone looking for a good English whodunit or just a really good story to keep the reader intrigued and interested to the last page' 'Hooked from the first page' 'Brilliant in its conception, kept me thoroughly enthralled'

Candle for a Corpse Book

Candle for a Corpse


  • Author : Ann Granger
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1997
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 275
  • ISBN 10 : 038073012X

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Candle for a Corpse Excerpt :

Discovering an unauthorized body in the Gresham family plot, Superintendent Alan Markby and Meredith Mitchell begin a search for the victim's identity, which they believe may solve a twelve-year-old mystery. Reprint. NYT. PW.

A Word After Dying Book
Score: 3
From 3 Ratings

A Word After Dying


  • Author : Ann Granger
  • Publisher : Avon
  • Release Date : 1999-06-01
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN 10 : 0380732270

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A Word After Dying Excerpt :

Inspector Alan Markby and his long-time friend Meredith Mitchell have taken a cottage in the country for a much needed holiday. But so sooner are they relaxing with a neighbor over a glass of blackberry wine, when Markby is being badgered for an "off the record" opinion about a somewhat suspicious accidental death. Retired journalist Wynne Carter has been satisfying her professional curiosity by investigating a former villager: Olivia Smeaton, a reserved old lady with a racy past whose life -- and recent fatal fall -- leave a lot of questions unanswered. Determinedly off duty, Markby grumbles that the woman's death was probably caused by a loose slipper sole. Still, Meredith's interest is piqued by suggestive acts of vandalism that have been striking the village, including the malicious poisoning of the victim's much-loved pony. And, when another body is found, even Markby must admit that there is foul play afoot. with the villagers becoming increasingly unfriendly, and the mysterious violence continuing, Meredith and Markby begin to fear that Olivia's death may have been just the first of many, unless the two of them can make sense of the scandalous secrets so carefully hidden by the inhabitants of the seemingly peaceful Cotswold village.

Cold in the Earth  Mitchell   Markby 3  Book

Cold in the Earth Mitchell Markby 3


  • Author : Ann Granger
  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release Date : 2010-12-09
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 263
  • ISBN 10 : 9780755377169

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Cold in the Earth Mitchell Markby 3 Excerpt :

Even the quaintest of villages has its perils... and deadly secrets that cannot be buried... Mitchell and Markby have to dig deep to find a murderer in Cold in the Earth, the third English village crime novel in Ann Granger's Mitchell & Markby series. The perfect read for fans of Ruth Rendell, Agatha Christie and ITV's Midsomer Murders. 'Set in the familiar mode of traditional country crime stories, there is nothing old-fashioned about the characters, who are drawn with a telling eye for their human foibles and frailties' - Oxford Times To Meredith Mitchell, marooned in a dusty London flat, the Cotswolds seem like a haven of peace and tranquillity. But Chief Inspector Markby has a rather different view of his native area, as he witnesses the bulldozing of one of his favourite boyhood haunts to make way for yet another housing estate. And when a man's body is found buried in the foundations of one of the plots his outlook turns even grimmer. The only cheering prospect on the horizon is Meredith's forthcoming visit. The dead man however remains a mystery: the labourer who dug up his body has disappeared and the farmers whose lands abut the burial site are little help. Charming, eccentric Mrs Carmody treats Markby, whom she has known since he was a boy, with fond familiarity and Mrs Winthrop at the neighbouring farm is happy to supply him with tea and scones but gives little else away. The time has come for someone with a different perspective to see what they can glean. And Meredith, blessed with an uncanny ability for ferreting out the truth, seems the obvious candidate. What readers are saying about Cold in the Earth: 'There are plenty of suspects in this well written murder mystery and some interesting historical background as well' 'A splendid story' 'Ann Granger, as always, breathes life into her characters and in this novel she also creates a threatening atmosphere'

A Season for Murder  Mitchell   Markby 2  Book
Score: 4
From 1 Ratings

A Season for Murder Mitchell Markby 2


  • Author : Ann Granger
  • Publisher : Headline
  • Release Date : 2010-12-09
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN 10 : 9780755377152

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A Season for Murder Mitchell Markby 2 Excerpt :

The Boxing Day Hunt leads to a hunt for a killer... A Season for Murder is the second cosy and colourful English village mystery in Ann Granger's Mitchell & Markby series. This thrilling whodunit will enthral fans of Colin Dexter, Agatha Christie and ITV's Midsomer Murders. 'A good feel for understated humour, a nice ear for dialogue' - The Times It is with some trepidation that Meredith Mitchell returns to the Cotswolds: the Bamford district holds memories that, to put it generously, are bittersweet, and Christmas is a difficult time to find oneself a stranger in a new area. Yet she receives a kindly welcome, in particular from her old acquaintance Chief Inspector Markby and from her new neighbour Harriet Needham, a striking redhead with whom Meredith immediately feels a certain kinship. But Meredith has barely got to know her neighbour when Harriet is involved in a shocking - and fatal - accident at the Boxing Day Hunt. Witnesses to the death are plentiful, for the incident occurred in Bamford's crowded market square, and many are adamant it's a case of murder. Chief Inspector Markby is inclined to agree, although he suspects the guilty party is not the most obvious one. Before long Meredith Mitchell begins, reluctantly, to think he might be right ... What readers are saying about A Season for Murder: 'The writing is witty and engaging, the characters are well rounded and the reader is left wanting to know more about what might happen in the future to them' 'The interplay between Mitchell and Markby and the clashes and stresses of their own lives nicely balances the intelligent plots' 'Really addictive. Very cleverly woven'

Sequels Book

Sequels


  • Author : Janet Husband
  • Publisher : American Library Association
  • Release Date : 2009
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 782
  • ISBN 10 : 9780838909676

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Sequels Excerpt :

A guide to series fiction lists popular series, identifies novels by character, and offers guidance on the order in which to read unnumbered series.

The Hanging Valley  An Inspector Banks Mystery  Book
Score: 3
From 2 Ratings

The Hanging Valley An Inspector Banks Mystery


  • Author : Peter Robinson
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2013-10-22
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN 10 : 9781476745251

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The Hanging Valley An Inspector Banks Mystery Excerpt :

When a faceless body is found in a tranquil valley just south of the village of Swainshead, Chief Inspector Alan Banks soon finds that no one in the village is willing to talk about it, except to say, “Not again.” An unsolved murder from five years before and the unsolved disappearance of a prominent local man’s girlfriend appear to be connected. As Banks delves deeper into the mystery, someone begins to intentionally slow down the investigation. When events take a turn, Inspector Banks must track his killer across the Atlantic and find a way to make a break in the case before time runs out. Fourth in the critically acclaimed Inspector Banks Mystery Series.

Mud  Muck and Dead Things Book
Score: 3.5
From 3 Ratings

Mud Muck and Dead Things


  • Author : Ann Granger
  • Publisher : Canelo
  • Release Date : 2018-05-14
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 356
  • ISBN 10 : 9781788630993

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Mud Muck and Dead Things Excerpt :

The first thrilling instalment of the Campbell and Carter mysteries. When the body of a young woman is discovered in the cowshed of Cricket Farm, the tranquility of the British countryside is shattered. Inspector Jess Campbell is on the case, but with few leads, a grumbling partner, and the new superintendent Ian Carter piling on the pressure, she’s beginning to wonder why she chose to be a detective in the first place. The shifty land-owner Eli Smith seems to have something to hide, and as Campbell delves into the gruesome past of the dilapidated farm, the mystery deepens. A flashy Mercedes spotted fleeing the scene of the crime leads to a suspect, but when another body turns up, it looks as though Campbell’s lead is nothing but a dead end... Book one in the Campbell and Carter Mysteries, Mud, Muck and Dead Things will thrill fans of M. C. Beaton, Joy Ellis and the Midsomer Murders. Praise for Ann Granger 'Characterisation, as ever with Granger, is sharp and astringent' The Times 'The story just gets more complex, mysterious and chilling' Good Book Guide 'For once a murder novel which displays a gentle touch and a dash of wit' Northern Echo 'A clever and lively book' Margaret York

The Killings at Badger s Drift Book
Score: 4
From 15 Ratings

The Killings at Badger s Drift


  • Author : Caroline Graham
  • Publisher : Felony & Mayhem Press
  • Release Date : 2014-10-15
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 265
  • ISBN 10 : 9781631940101

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The Killings at Badger s Drift Excerpt :

A quaint English village is home to a murderer in the Macavity Award-wining mystery series debut that launched the British crime drama Midsomer Murders. Badger’s Drift is the ideal English village, complete with vicar, bumbling local doctor, and kindly spinster. But when the spinster dies suddenly, her best friend kicks up a fuss loud enough to attract the attention of Detective Chief Inspector Barnaby. And when Barnaby and his eager-beaver deputy start poking around, they uncover a swamp of ugly scandals and long-suppressed resentments seething below the picture-postcard prettiness. In the grand English tradition of the quietly intelligent copper, Barnaby has both an irresistibly dry sense of humor and a keen insight into what makes people tick. The Killings at Badger’s Drift marks Inspector Barnaby’s debut, and offers ample proof that Caroline Graham may indeed be “simply the best detective writer since Agatha Christie” (Sunday Times of London). “Murder most pleasing . . . a corking good mystery.” —Los Angeles Times

The Great Psychedelic Armadillo Picnic Book
Score: 1
From 1 Ratings

The Great Psychedelic Armadillo Picnic


  • Author : Kinky Friedman
  • Publisher : Crown
  • Release Date : 2007-12-18
  • Genre: Travel
  • Pages : 144
  • ISBN 10 : 9780307422064

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The Great Psychedelic Armadillo Picnic Excerpt :

Kinky Friedman, the original Texas Jewboy, takes us on a rollicking, rock-and-rolling tour of his favorite city: Austin. Maybe you want to know which restaurant President Bush rates as his favorite Austin burger joint. Or maybe you want a glimpse of Willie Nelson’s home life (hint: Willie plays a lot of golf). Perhaps you want to get the best view of the Mexican free-tail bats as they make their nightly flights to and from the Congress Avenue Bridge. Or maybe you’re itching to learn the history of a city that birthed Janis Joplin, Stevie Ray Vaughan, and countless other music legends. It’s all here in The Great Psychedelic Armadillo Picnic, the slightly insane, amazingly practical, and totally kick-ass guide to the coolest city in Texas by none other than Kinky Friedman. This ain’t no ordinary travel guide, neither. “Like most other busy cities these days, Austin is not very effectively traversed by foot,” Kinky explains. “You must understand that ‘a walk in Austin’ is primarily a spiritual sort of thing.” As might be expected from this politically incorrect country-singer-turned-bestselling-mystery-author, the Kinkster’s tour includes a bunch of stuff you won’t ?nd in a Frommer’s guide, from descriptions of Austin’s notable trees and directions to skinny-dipping sites to lists of haunted places and quizzes and puzzles. So put on your cowboy hat and your brontosaurus-foreskin boots and head down south with the only book you need to get to the big heart of this great city.

Pre Incident Indicators of Terrorist Incidents Book
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

Pre Incident Indicators of Terrorist Incidents


  • Author : Brent L. Smith
  • Publisher : DIANE Publishing
  • Release Date : 2011-01
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 539
  • ISBN 10 : 9781437930610

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Pre Incident Indicators of Terrorist Incidents Excerpt :

This is a print on demand edition of a hard to find publication. Explores whether sufficient data exists to examine the temporal and spatial relationships that existed in terrorist group planning, and if so, could patterns of preparatory conduct be identified? About one-half of the terrorists resided, planned, and prepared for terrorism relatively close to their eventual target. The terrorist groups existed for 1,205 days from the first planning meeting to the date of the actual/planned terrorist incident. The planning process for specific acts began 2-3 months prior to the terrorist incident. This study examined selected terrorist groups/incidents in the U.S. from 1980-2002. It provides for the potential to identify patterns of conduct that might lead to intervention prior to the commission of the actual terrorist incidents. Illustrations.

Flowers for His Funeral Book

Flowers for His Funeral


  • Author : Ann Granger
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1995
  • Genre: Cotswold Hills (England)
  • Pages : 343
  • ISBN 10 : 0747247706

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Flowers for His Funeral Excerpt :

When Meredith Mitchell bumps into her old schoolfriend Rachel Hunter at the Chelsea Flower Show it doesn't take Meredith long to realise that she and the effortlessly self-confident blonde have even less in common now than they had as teenagers. Apart from one thing - Meredith's companion, Chief Inspector Markby. For to the embarrassment of all concerned, except of course the self-possessed Rachel, Meredith's old schoolfriend turns out to have been Markby's former wife, from whom he was divorced years before in less than friendly circumstances. The meeting with Rachel is not the only surprise the Flower Show has in store for Markby - before the afternoon is out he has a death on his hands. All too quickly he and Meredith find themselves drawn into the plush, apparently well-run world Rachel and her second husband created for themselves in their Cotswold home, Malefis Abbey, a world which Markby becomes increasingly convinced harbours a highly skilled murderer ...

A Restless Evil  Mitchell   Markby 14  Book

A Restless Evil Mitchell Markby 14


  • Author : Ann Granger
  • Publisher : Headline
  • Release Date : 2010-01-07
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN 10 : 9780755372416

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A Restless Evil Mitchell Markby 14 Excerpt :

A new investigation on an old case will bring shocking revelations to light... An old case Markby failed to solve over two decades ago resurfaces after the discovery of skeletal remains in A Restless Evil, the fourteenth gripping English village murder mystery in Ann Granger's Mitchell & Markby series. The perfect read for fans of Rebecca Tope, Agatha Christie and ITV's Midsomer Murders. 'A gripping thriller. Ann Granger beautifully evokes a mellow village seemingly tranquil on the surface but bubbling with secrets underneath' - Huddersfield Daily Examiner It sends a shiver down Detective Superintendent Alan Markby's spine when he hears that a rambler has stumbled on human bones in Stovey Woods in the heart of the Cotswolds. Twenty-two years ago, as a fresh-faced young inspector, he had a rare failure in the hunt for a brutal serial rapist preying on local women. After the third rape, the attacker went to ground, never to be heard of again. Now, with a new investigation prompted by the grisly remains, the trail could be warm once more. But almost at once Markby is confronted with another body and a thoroughly up-to-date murder. Could the two be connected? It seems that some of the village residents would be just as happy to let sleeping dogs lie and secrets - both old and new - stay hidden... What readers are saying about A Restless Evil: 'The writing is first-class and Ann Granger's world tangs with reality' 'A very good, well-plotted and well-written mystery that keeps one guessing to the end' 'An atmospheric and absorbing story'