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Death of an Old Git (The Falconer Files Book 1) [Kindle Edition]

Andrea Frazer
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (136 customer reviews)

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Book one in the Falconer Files - a village detective series with a delightful slice of humor.

In the village of Castle Farthing a mean-spirited, spiteful, curmudgeonly old man is found drugged and strangled in the kitchen of his cottage, with no obvious clues to the perpetrator of the crime.

DI Falconer and Acting DS Carmichael are summoned from the police headquarters in the nearby town of Market Darley and begin to uncover a web of grudges against the old man and a sea of familial connections between those who knew him.

As the heat of July continues relentlessly, tempers flare, disturbing the usual rural calm of the village, and the normally imperturbable Harry Falconer. Faced with a crime with no obvious prime suspect and the idiosyncrasies of his new partner,Carmichael, he feels that he is gradually losing his grip on the case as the body count rises.

Undecided whether he has one or two murderers to bring to justice, only a moment of serendipity will show him how events actually unfolded, and allow him to close his File on Castle Farthing, still smarting from the hideous twist with which events finally came to a head.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 411 KB
  • Print Length: 210 pages
  • Publisher: Accent Press (6 Jan 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00F54ZHQI
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (136 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #6,288 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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An ex-member of Mensa (bored!),Andrea Frazer is married, with four grown-up children, and lives in the Dordogne with her husband Tony and their seven cats. She has wanted to write since she first began to read at the age of five, but has been a little busy raising a family and working as a lecturer in Greek (she has a Fellowship Diploma in Greek), and teaching music.
Apart from writing, Andrea continues to teach music, and now also teaches French to ex-pats.
Her interests include playing several instruments (but not all at the same time!), reading, and choral singing (she sings with two choirs in a nearby town). In her spare time, she breathes!

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17 of 19 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars a smile of satisfaction 19 April 2012
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Wow, what a super engrossing 'whodunnit'. It was so enjoyable and very difficult to put down before one's eyes began to blur with sleep ! Andrea Frazer writes so well and still captures with reader with clever 'asides' and a deep sense of humour.
Loved it and will read her other 'Falconer'books. One of your reviewers wrote that they didn't like the title of 'Death of an Old Git'. Maybe not, but at least it captured the attention of people like myself. Well done !

Carol Chamberlain, West Sussex
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Standard Village Mystery (TM) 30 Jun 2013
By D.Z.C.
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My main issue with this was that it was too perfect. Yeah, yeah, I know. First world problems...

Like the Saxon tower* of the village church, it's just too good to be true. Everyone is one-dimensionally lovely (except for the victims) and the sun always shines. Sure, you could say that if that's not what I'm into then why am I reading cozy British mysteries? To which I'll reply that the reason I love cosy British mysteries is for the darkness beneath. Caroline Graham does this brilliantly: her characters are all emphatically real people, with flaws and contradictions and flashes of light (Gavin Troy especially, is a work of genius).

If you just want to be transported to an anonymous Mayhem Parva in which bobbies worry about sheep worrying and retired brigadiers sip gin-and-it (rather than taking up consultancy posts with BAE systems) this is absolutely the book for you. If you're looking for depth, try elsewhere.

*Oh aye? And a neolithic tea urn as well, I'll be bound.
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16 of 18 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A sparkling debut 14 Sep 2011
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Andrea Frazer's first e-book is hugely entertaining and funny. A thoroughly good read, for on the beach or beside the fire. I hope this is not the last we hear of her bumbling police duo with their inimitable detective techniques. I look forward to her next novel with anticipation.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Amusing distraction 4 May 2012
By Cagey
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At such a low price, it's an excellent, untaxing way to while away an evening when there's nothing on the box.
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11 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars What a breath of fresh air! 3 May 2012
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Stumbled across this first book and if they all like this then this author(ess) has my vote! Wonderful characterisation of geneuinely interesting yet sinister characters in an Englsh country village- but so much more insightful than Caroline Graham's Midsomer (which is also great if formulaic!)

A great read and funny(sniggeringly so) yet satisfying. Love it!
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11 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant Book 8 April 2012
By Suet.
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This book was a great read, this is the first book that I have read by this author. I am now online to purchase some more. The book is funny, the author tells the story very well and it is quite addictive. There are a lot of characters which at times can be a bit confusing. The book is descriptive and tells the story of events in a sleepy village. Read it, you'll love it!!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Wanted more fun really... 18 April 2014
By Vanessa
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A very basic 'who dunnit' really. Not as humorous as I was expecting or hoped for and not a jot of flowing descriptive prose. I did not fully engage with the main character either, which did not help and will not read any more in the series. Having said that, it was a quick and easy read and I did not guess the identify of the culprit until late on.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Generally enjoyable read 4 Mar 2014
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This is the first of Andrea Frazier's books that I have read and it was a generally good read and plot. However, it wasn't that easy to warm to the characters, either the chief detective or his completely unbelievable side kick. I'd like to try another book in the series before I make a final decision on this author.
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