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Mrs. Presumed Dead Hardcover – Mar 1989


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  • Hardcover
  • Publisher: Scribner (Mar 1989)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0684188511
  • ISBN-13: 978-0684188515
  • Product Dimensions: 24.1 x 16.3 x 3.3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,027,880 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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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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3.8 out of 5 stars

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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 28 Feb 2001
Format: Paperback
This book is the second in the Mrs Pargeter series, and although in my opinion not quite as good as the 1st novel (A nice class of corpse) it is still a good read. Mrs Pargerter is a 60+ year old woman whose late husband was a crook from whom she learnt a lot about crime. With a list of contacts from her late husband she manages to solve the riddle of a missing couple. It moves along fairly fast and is set in a middle class quite 'estate' in south east England.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Mr. Geoffrey Bloomfield on 26 Mar 2011
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Excellent murder mystery.It starts with a murder in a house in Smithy's Loam
a development of six executive homes. And guess who is just about to move
into the very house, yes Mrs. Pargeter. I found this hard to put down.
Simon Brett at his best.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Helen Mack on 21 April 2012
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Mrs Pargeter buys a house on a small estate but becomes concerned about the fate of the previous owners.
Quite pleasant murder mystery (written around 30yrs ago) but,I felt, rather unconvincing. Reasonably priced on Kindle , but beware! - the following books in the series are more expensive yet no different in content!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Caroline on 12 Jun 2012
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Mrs Pargeter moves into a suburban close and soon becomes interested in why the previous owner of her new home seemed to disappear without a trace.....

This is the second outing for Brett's Mrs Pargeter and although it is an easy-read 'cosy' mystery, I didn't think it had the appeal of other books in the series. The outcome of the book was a little too predictible and the characters in this upper-middle class suburban neighbourhood struck me as a little dull compared with those in the other books. An OK read.
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By Mascaroy on 2 Feb 2014
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Simon Brett is a superb author and the Mrs Pargeter is a wonderful character. The books tell a good tale, are funny and make excellent entertainment.
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By sadia anwar on 1 Dec 2013
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Loved this, good for a bit of lighthearted reading, love the character of mrs pargeter, very amusing! Look forward to reading more in this series
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Book in good readable, condition. Good delivery time. Enjoyed reading this next book in series, even though it was hard to get hold of. Many thanks.
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