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A Psychiatrist, Screams (Abbot Peter Mysteries Book 3)

A Psychiatrist, Screams (Abbot Peter Mysteries Book 3) [Kindle Edition]

Simon Parke
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'Abbot Peter is a true original' --Daily Mail

'A nicely plotted, swiftly paced yarn, full of teases, whose solution is to be found in the mystical writings of a 14th-century Persian poet. There is much more to appreciate, however, than just a good and intellectually stimulating whodunit. Parke evokes the creepiness of the setting marvellously. He has a stunning ear for the way people actually speak, with pages of uninterrupted dialogue flashing by with the speed of a radio play.' --Church Times

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Although seven clowns started the evening alive, only six of them still breathed by the evening’s end. And while everyone saw the murderer and knew the murderer, no one knew their name.

A masked Halloween party at a haunted Elizabethan mansion for clients and counsellors of a new psychotherapy practice ends in gruesome murder … it could only happen in the bleak seaside town of Stormhaven.

Once again, retired monk Abbot Peter and his irascible niece DI Tamsin Shah are called upon to solve the mystery. The answers are to be found in the mystical writings of a 14th-century Persian poet.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 2155 KB
  • Print Length: 358 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Darton Longman & Todd; 1.0 edition (6 Oct 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
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5.0 out of 5 stars A Feast of Fools 28 Oct 2013
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A Psychiatrist, Screams (Abbot Peter Mysteries). Murder most foul in Henry House: The Feast of Fools dominates this gripping follow-up to Abbot Peter's first-solved crime in "A Vicar, Crucified". Set in dark, forbidding Henry House in the south of England, this is an appropriate place for dark deeds among a group of psychotherapists. A varied cast of professionals, clients, staff and others in this newly-opened establishment, Mind Gains, vie for supremacy or find love and affection.
Meanwhile, Abbot Peter and his niece and colleague, Chief Inspector Tamsin Shah, are on the trail of the person who killed hard-working psychiatrist, Barnabus Hope. We meet again the smarmy, insincere Martin Channing, editor of The Sussex Silt, a spoof of, well, who knows which real English newspaper this could possibly be lampooning?
The characters and events in modern-day England are skilfully woven together in an unforgettable tale of murder and unbridled mayhem, and love.
Interspersed between sections of this up-to-date story are exciting chapters telling the true story of Hafiz, the 14th century Persian Sufi poet. The link between the two concurrent narratives gradually becomes clear.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Murder and Secrets at Henry House 4 Jan 2014
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This is the second offering in the soon to be famous Abbot Peter Mysteries.

Simon Parke the author is learning his trade well and this book is even slicker than the first in the series `A Vicar Crucified'.

Abbot Peter has been called on again, by his niece DI Tamsin Shah, this time, to investigate the death of his friend Barnabus Hope, found viciously murdered and left inside a cupboard in Henry house, a foreboding Elizabethan mansion.

But Henry House has secrets of its own and to solve the murder Peter must tease these secrets free.

Again there is a scary moment when Abbot Peter's own life is put in danger and for a while I had to hold my breath while I waited to see how he could possibly survive.

Interwoven into the murder story is another story, that of Hafiz, a famous Persian poet who lived in Shiraz in the 1300's. This too is a heart stopping tale of bravery against dark religious forces. How will Hafiz save his children from the crazed lovers of orthodoxy, who want to burn and destroy all he has ever worked for?

I really love the way Parke takes two stories, one past and one present and blends them into each other, the past coming to life and speaking, informing the now.

This book brought me to the edge of my seat on more than one occasion and allowed me to cry both tears of relief and joy. There are also many great lines, many of them from the endearing Abbot Peter which made me laugh at the madness of human behaviour (I spot others; I also spot myself which is slightly disturbing).

Well worth a read. I'm already looking forward to Abbot Peter's next adventure!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Definitely recommend 3 Jan 2014
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Absolutely great read, with humour,wisdom and unusual story line.well worth giving it a try! Especially if you like detective stories which are bit different to the usual stuff you often get these days! Give it a try , don't think you'll be disappointed
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