Mrs. Malory by Hazel Holt
Death of a Dean ( Mystery)

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When Mrs. Sheila Malory's trusted childhood friend, actor David Beaumont, calls upon her to clear his good name in the murder of his aunt and brother, the widowed fifty-something sleuth takes up the cause only to discover that the killer may be closer than she had realized. 10,000 first printing.
 

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Hazel Holt lives in Somerset, England.
 
Published December 1, 1996 by Dutton Adult. 194 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Francis, a tyrant to wife Joan, daughter Mary, and son Adrian, was poisoned by morphine, apparently while having tea (delivered by Joan) during an intense discussion with David on the subject of a valuable, jointly inherited property, now at last available for sale.

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As usual, the charm lies thick as 50-something widow Sheila Malory (Mrs. Malory Wonders Why, 1995, etc.) sheathes her guile in a shell of matronly pleasantry to nab a murderer. Sheila's childhood frie

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Amateur sleuth Sheila Malory returns (after Mrs. Malory and the Death of a Dean, 1996) in an uncharacteristically lackluster eighth outing.

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In her first Dutton hardcover appearance, British widow and author Sheila Malory agrees to an old friend's long-standing request that she teach a course on women writers at Wilmot College, near Bucks County, Pa.

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The constricted society of an English village and the uneasy relationships between its natives and newcomers, especially pretentious weekenders, is carefully and forcefully etched in the return of writer Sheila Malory, seen before in Mrs. Malory Investigates .

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As usual, the charm lies thick as 50-something widow Sheila Malory (Mrs. Malory Wonders Why, 1995, etc.) sheathes her guile in a shell of matronly pleasantry to nab a murderer.

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For a time, Mrs. Malory assumes that she'll be able to put Beth's papers in order and perhaps write a biography of her friend, but these plans end when a researcher working on a critique of Beth's work is murdered.

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MALORY AND THE SILENT KILLER .

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The cottage, on the Staveley estate, reverts to Leonora's brother who wants to build a Leisure Center and was blocked by Leonora's refusal to move.

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The small English village of Taviscombe is usually a peaceful place where everyone knows their neighbors.

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Pet owners in the English Seaside village of Taviscombe are in an uproar because the new head veterinarian in the only practice in the area is an arrogant, unfeeling know-it-all who isn't kind to his patients or their owners.

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