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Mrs. Pargeter's Point of Honour (Mrs Pargeter Book 6) [Kindle Edition]

Simon Brett
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)

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Simon Brett's long and successful careers as thriller writer and humorist have come magnificently together in the Mrs Pargeter books, in which a charming middle-aged woman inherits a successful criminal empire from her dead husband, and proves more than equal to the task of using it more or less for good. In Mrs Pargeter's Point of Honour, she is hired by another widow, Veronica Chastaigne, to return all the art treasures that her late husband accumulated in a long career of larceny. Other greedier eyes are watching, though, and soon it is a question of stealing the pictures back again, so that they can be returned. All this is taking place under the watchful eyes of the incredibly dim Inspector Wilkinson and his worryingly less dim Sergeant--and even Wilkinson has his own designs on the widow of his old antagonist Pargeter. All British comedy is sooner or later about class--Brett is entertaining about Mrs Pargeter's sense of obligation to her late husband's tame fences, hackers and burglars. What makes this more than a snobbish romp is that Brett's creations have a certain gracefulness as they go about their enterprises--there is real elegance here. --Roz Kaveney

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Hired by another widow, Veronica Chastaigne, to return all the art treasures that her late husband accumulated in a long career of larceny, Mrs Pargeter is forced to find out more than she would wish about the deceased Mr P’s “business activities” as she recreates one of his most famous scams.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 303 KB
  • Print Length: 270 pages
  • Publisher: Severn House Digital (4 July 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B008AVITTK
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #81,988 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Simon Brett worked as a producer in radio and television before taking up writing full time. As well as the much-loved Fethering series, the Mrs Pargeter novels and the Charles Paris detective series, he has written a number of radio and television scripts. Married with three children, he lives in an Agatha Christie-style village on the South Downs. You can find out more about Simon at his website: www.simonbrett.com

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4.0 out of 5 stars I like this series 1 Oct 2014
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I like this series....the protagonist is the widow of a master criminal, but the plots revolve around the idea that she knew nothing of his criminal activities, although his surviving henchmen are sworn to look after her. This being the case, she has a clear conscience and a healthy bank balance, and is able to investigate and solve crimes.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Enticing cozyfilled with misdirection 6 Aug 1999
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Format:Audio Cassette
Although Mrs. Melita Pargeter never verbally stated so, she was well aware that her spouse headed up a huge criminal enterprise. She even has no problems using his employees when she needed some assistance. All of her husband's associates would stop what they were doing if Mrs. Pargeter needed them. Though rather well off, Mrs. Pargeter seems to get herself into situations that would be detrimental if brought if the police were brought into the gamut.
The late Bennie Logan "acquired" many luxurious items for his beloved wife Veronica. However, the widow wants the paintings returned to their rightful owner. Her son prefers allowing the police to deal with the stolen art, but that would besmirch the reputation of her beloved Bennie. Since Bennie worked for Mr. Pargeter, Veronica turns to Melita for help. Using the help of her underworld connections, Mrs. Pargeter begins the process of returning the art even as a police officer tries to intercede in order to obtain a reputation.
Simon Brett has another winner in the latest Mrs. Pargeter tale. Instead of a who-done-it, this story line concentrates more on how the deed is being accomplished. That leads to a large dose of black comedy. The returning characters provide this series with a sense of continuity and homecoming. MRS. PARGETER'S POINT OF HONOR is a marvelous misdirection that stars a saintly-looking elderly person who is anything but a saint.

Harriet Klausner
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5.0 out of 5 stars Mrs Pargeter's Point of Honour 20 Jun 2014
By January
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The book is lighthearted and maybe a bit silly but very readable & enjoyable. Mrs Pargeter agrees to carry out some unfinished business for a dying woman - a matter of returning a large number of valuable stolen paintings, to their rightful owners..... while avoiding the interest of 2 detectives wanting to make their mark. Easy relaxing reading.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Mrs P does it again 28 April 2014
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Brilliant story.Lots of twists and such a brilliant idea - returning stolen goods. loved it.Simon Brett is a brilliant writer.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A redoubtable lady! 22 Mar 2014
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As always with Simon Brett, his excellent writing, humour and understanding of character provide a really entertaining read and the Mrs Pargeter series is no exception.
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