The Wild Wood Enquiry by Ann Purser

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it develops well and has several interesting twists and turns along the way.
-The Mystery Reader

Synopsis

 In a brand-new mystery from the author of The Measby Murder Enquiry, the cantankerous golden years gumshoe Ivy Beasley keeps her mental faculties sharp with a strict regimen of crime detection.

 

Apart from the unwelcome noise made by the morning cleaning crew, life has been quiet at Springfields Home for the Elderly. Too quiet, in fact. Ivy and her team of sleuths, Enquire Within, have resorted to finding lost cats, and Gus is even threatening to return to his memoirs. But no sooner does he attempt to put a winning phrase together than he receives a call from his ex-wife, Katherine, who is in desperate needs of a place to hide.

Though Gus has a difficult time getting a straight answer from Kath—just as it was in their many years of marriage—something is most certainly afoot, and soon Enquire Within is back in business. This time they have their hands full, not only with missing pets, but missing jewels, and evidence of foul play uncomfortably close to their too quiet home…

 

About Ann Purser

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Ann Purser was born in Market Harborough in Leicestershire and has lived most of her life in villages. In addition to being a novelist, she is the mother of three, grandmother of three, and wife of critic and writer Philip Purser. She lives in England.
 
Published May 1, 2012 by Berkley. 304 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Education & Reference, Literature & Fiction. Fiction
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The Mystery Reader

Good
Reviewed by Jennifer Monahan Winberry

it develops well and has several interesting twists and turns along the way.

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MyShelf.com

Good
Reviewed by Laura Hinds

The plot is original, the characters realistic and often humorous, and I love the golden-age romance between Ivy and Gus. The supporting cast is great fun to read about, and the setting is comfortable.

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The Mystery Gazette

Below average
Reviewed by Harriet Klausner on Apr 09 2012

This is a fun though somewhat slow cozy starring retirees doing an enquiry in which there may have been foul play and loot involved...Initially more of a character study than an amateur sleuth

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