Mrs. Pargeter's Pound of Flesh by Simon Brett
A Mrs. Pargeter Mystery

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While she has never felt the need to change her figure, Mrs Pargeter is happy enough to accompany her friend Kim to a health farm. Until, in the night, she sees a body being wheeled out. What Mrs Pargeter doesn’t realise is that this suspicious death will set her on a trail of detection which will bring her into direct conflict with her late husband’s business associates.
 

About Simon Brett

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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 December 12, 2011 by Severn House Digital. 264 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Crime. Fiction

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Another glitch in the lush life of unflappable Melita Pargeter, whose generous-minded late husband ran a network of thieves and rascals mostly to the benefit of all concerned (Mrs. Pargeter's Pound of Flesh, 1993, etc.).

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Melita Pargeter, that impossibly well-connected underworld widow (Mrs. Pargeter's Package, etc.), checks into the Brotherton Hall fat farm, along with her friend Kim Thurrock, and finds surprises unthinkable outside Brett's world of high comedy--from the cordon bleu diet she's secretly allowed, t...

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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 sli

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

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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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