Wake the Dead by Dorothy Simpson
An Inspector Luke Thanet Mystery

No critic rating

Waiting for minimum critic reviews

See 3 Critic Reviews

unrated

Synopsis

The shocking murder of the ailing, elderly mother of a British M.P. provokes a number of suppositions about the killer's motives--including the woman's imperious personality, the threat she might change her will, and possibly even revenge.
 

About Dorothy Simpson

See more books from this Author
Dorothy Simpson is the author of 13 previous novels in the Inspector Luke Thanet series. Her fifth, Last Seen Alive, won Britain's prestigious Silver Dagger Award. A former French teacher, she lives in Kent, England.
 
Published January 1, 1992 by Michael Joseph. 256 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

Unrated Critic Reviews for Wake the Dead

Kirkus Reviews

See more reviews from this publication

Inspector Thanet and sturdy aide Sergeant Lineham are faced once more with a stubbornly resistant puzzle (Doomed to Die, 1991, etc.)--this time when elderly, autocratic Isobel Fairleigh is found smothered to death in her sickbed while the annual charity fête surges busily outside, on the grounds...

Nov 18 1992 | Read Full Review of Wake the Dead: An Inspector L...

Publishers Weekly

See more reviews from this publication

For every Ruth Rendell or P. D. James, Britain also can boast a lesser-known crime matron like Simpson, the extremely capable creator of the Inspector Luke Thanet series. In his 11th puzzle (after Doo

Nov 02 1992 | Read Full Review of Wake the Dead: An Inspector L...

Publishers Weekly

See more reviews from this publication

In his 11th puzzle (after Doomed to Die ), Thanet's beat remains the town of Sturrenden, his milieu the upper middle classes, his sleuthing style understated and shrewdly intuitive--when he isn't beset by such family problems as his teenage daughter's posh new boyfriend.

| Read Full Review of Wake the Dead: An Inspector L...

Rate this book!

Add Review