Mrs. Pargeter's Point of Honour by Simon Brett
A Mrs. Pargeter's Mystery

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Hired by another widow, Veronica Chastaigne, to return all the art treasures that her late husband accumulated in a long career of larceny, Mrs Pargeter is forced to find out more than she would wish about the deceased Mr P’s “business activities” as she recreates one of his most famous scams.
 

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Simon Brett was born in Worcester Park, Surrey on October 28, 1945. He attended Dulwich College and then Wadham College, Oxford, where he studied English. Between 1967 and 1977, he was a producer with BBC Radio. He also spent a couple of years working for Thames Television. In 1975, he published his first 'Charles Paris' novel. By 1979, Brett had become a full-time writer. He has written and edited children's books, humorous novels and several anthologies. In 1986, he introduced another sleuth: Mrs Pargeter. As well as the Charles Paris and Mrs. Pargeter detective series, he is also the author of the radio and television series After Henry, the radio series No Commitments and the best-selling How to be a Little Sod . His novel A Shock to the System was filmed starring Michael Caine.
 
Published June 1, 2012 by Severn House Digital. 270 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Crime. Fiction

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0-684-86295-6) While lesser art thieves, like Veronica Chastaigne’s late husband Bennie, wear themselves out merely removing paintings from museum walls, irrepressible Melita Pargeter (Mrs. Pargeter’s Plot, 1998, etc.) and her raffish associates try to oblige her dying acquaintance by tackling an...

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Art theft in reverse is the subject of Brett's latest comic mystery starring Mrs. Melita Pargeter (Mrs. Pargeter's Plot, etc.), a charming Londoner whose genteel demeanor belies a keen intellect and s

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A Mystery Guild selection in cloth, this proves more substantial than the previous adventures of the eponymous Mrs. P.

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The late Mr. Pargeter left his widow pots of money and his address book, ``a compendium of contacts which could procure a surprising range of unconventional services.'' When a young friend wants a slimmer self with which to welcome her husband (a former employee of the late Mr. Pargeter) home fro...

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On a tour of Greece, the mature and spirited Melita Pargeter, last seen in Mrs .

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