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A Death in Two Parts [Kindle Edition]

Jane Aiken Hodge
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First published in 2000, this is a tale of Mrs. Feathers, who, taking a liking to her granddaughter, Patience, changes her will, leaving her fortune to the girl. Then Mrs. Feathers is found poisoned, and it seems that only one person has a financial motive. Fifty years later, the mystery remains unsolved.

About the Author

Jane Aiken Hodge was born in Massachusetts to Pulitzer prize-winning poet, Conrad Aiken, and his first wife, writer Jessie McDonald. Hodge was 3 years old when her family moved to Great Britain, settling in Rye, East Sussex, where her younger sister, Joan, who would become a novelist and a children's writer, was born. From 1935, Jane Hodge read English at Somerville College, Oxford University, and in 1938 she took a second degree in English at Radcliffe College. She was a civil servant, and also worked for Time Magazine, before returning to the UK in 1947. Her works of fiction include historical novels and contemporary detective novels. In 1972 she renounced her United States citizenship and became a British subject.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 359 KB
  • Print Length: 214 pages
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Reader; 1 edition (16 July 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B008M6X4U2
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #195,799 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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4.0 out of 5 stars A Death in Two Parts 10 Aug 2014
By Damaskcat HALL OF FAME TOP 100 REVIEWER VINE VOICE
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Patience Smith has just been told that all her money has been used up and she will not be paid any more from the trust left by her father. But the solicitor has a solution to her problems - to go as a paid companion to a distant relative - from whom she escaped ten years ago. Patience is older and wiser now and feels she will be better able to deal with the elderly lady so she agrees to the proposition at least to tide her over the Christmas holidays before she can go back to university. An accusation of shoplifting from which she is rescued by the timely appearance of Geoffrey Crankshaw, a Scotland Yard detective and an acquaintance of hers saves her from prison.

Mrs ffeathers, of Featherstone Hall, is a manipulative old woman who deletes in keeping her family tied to her apron strings by threatening to stop their allowances. She has to be one of the most unpleasant characters I have ever come across in fiction and like her relatives I didn't mourn her death. But the solution to the mystery of who killed her has to wait for almost half a century before it will be solved.

I did enjoy this intriguing crime story and I liked Patience as a character. The solution is ingenious as are all the ramifications of the story. The book is well written and the characters believable. I recall reading this author's historical novels many years ago but I only read a few of the crime stories. I am looking forward to reading them now that they are being released as e-books and I shall revisit the historical novels too.
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4.0 out of 5 stars murder with a twist 17 Aug 2013
By ellis
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The two parts of the title are many years apart. The first half is a murder mystery where the heroine is accused of causing the death of her elderly relative/employer. The second half, forty years later, brings the characters back. A well written story with a couple of surprises. My only criticism would be that in life the loose ends would not be so neatly tied up, but that's the joy of fiction.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars 5 Aug 2014
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One of her more modern ones. l prefer her historical books.
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4.0 out of 5 stars A Death in Two Parts 31 Aug 2014
By Damaskcat - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Kindle Edition
Patience Smith has just been told that all her money has been used up and she will not be paid any more from the trust left by her father. But the solicitor has a solution to her problems - to go as a paid companion to a distant relative - from whom she escaped ten years ago. Patience is older and wiser now and feels she will be better able to deal with the elderly lady so she agrees to the proposition at least to tide her over the Christmas holidays before she can go back to university. An accusation of shoplifting from which she is rescued by the timely appearance of Geoffrey Crankshaw, a Scotland Yard detective and an acquaintance of hers saves her from prison.

Mrs ffeathers, of Featherstone Hall, is a manipulative old woman who deletes in keeping her family tied to her apron strings by threatening to stop their allowances. She has to be one of the most unpleasant characters I have ever come across in fiction and like her relatives I didn't mourn her death. But the solution to the mystery of who killed her has to wait for almost half a century before it will be solved.

I did enjoy this intriguing crime story and I liked Patience as a character. The solution is ingenious as are all the ramifications of the story. The book is well written and the characters believable. I recall reading this author's historical novels many years ago but I only read a few of the crime stories. I am looking forward to reading them now that they are being released as e-books and I shall revisit the historical novels too.
2 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Like Jane Aiken Hodge 6 Jun 2013
By Martha W Peterson - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I like her books.
Was glad to find a couple on Amazon.
A good easy read.
I travel a lot, so ebooks are wonderful to me.
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