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4.0 out of 5 stars Recommended for the historical mystery lover, 25 Feb. 2004
Larry (Tampa, Florida) - See all my reviews
This review is from: Blood on the Wood (Paperback)
Nell Bray, a suffragette living in England in the early 1900s, is asked to retrieve a painting left to the suffragette movement in the will of Philomena Venn. She travels to the Cotswolds to pick it up at the late woman's estate. However, her husband refuses to part with it and gives Nell (unbeknownst to her) a copy. Nell returns to actually steal the real painting but unfortunately gets entwined into murder.
Ms. Linscott cleverly uses the device of the painting to get Nell Bray to the English countryside where she helps solve a murder among the country gentry. Along the way, the reader is treated to a panoramic vista of the unspoiled landscape while meeting enough eccentric characters to make the trip worthwhile. Actually this is an excellent example of a book that cries out for a glossary at the beginning of the book listing the main characters and suspects. However, the author does play fair and the solution quite clever enough. This is well recommended for the cozy historical mystery lover.
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Blood on the Wood by Gillian Linscott (Paperback - 4 Mar. 2004)
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