Conjugal Rites (Brenda 3) Paperback – 5 Mar 2009
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A hell of good yarn and one that promises much more for a whole string of sequels/new adventures. Who the hell is Mrs Claus anyway and will we see the return of Mumu Manchu?
GggglllllooooOOOOOooooopppp-ingly good fun!
As ever the inhabitants of Whitby and the town itself throw up obstacles, create diversions and confusions; can there be a more colourful town?
If you haven't read the first two books in the series you would be well advised to order them now and get yourself up to speed. Paul Magrs is a wonderful writer and I cannot recommend him highly enough. The book is great, the only problem being that it is read all too soon and we are left waiting for the next installment - hopefully not too long!
I think this . Was my favourite of the three , Mr Danvers, Sheila Manchu Mrs Claus even even Alucard all m and an appearance
Hugely enjoyable And funny too x
As if that wasn't enough to worry about the town seems to be turning against Brenda and other locals because of a new late night radio show run by the creepy Mr Danby. Gossip and rumours are abound and the ever glitzy and sparkly Christmas Hotel and its humongous evil owner, Mrs Claus, seems to be the nexus of all the goings on. A convention of retired and wrinkly superheroes in costume with rubbish powers adds even more fuel to the fire and by this point I was just waiting for someone to strike a match. The result was very colourful as anticipated, but the story went in a very different direction to the one I expected which was a good thing, as I don't like it when I can predict what will happen next.
This novel was different to the previous two books in a number of ways. Firstly the novel is more traditional in that it is set around one story, whereas the previous books were split into different sections or connected novellas and each had its own mystery.Read more ›
This is the third novel in the Brenda and Effie series, following Never the Bride and Something Borrowed. It is the first to be written in the third person, which allows Magrs to show scenes at which Brenda herself was not present. It also allows her to be absent for part of the story. Her friends Effie and Robert take a more central role in this novel, and Effie begins to see beneath Robert's surface and see him as Brenda does, as a good man and a true friend. Magrs's vision of hell is clever and unexpected, and there are plenty of twists in the narrative to keep the reader guessing, as old friends - and enemies - return to help or hinder the intrepid investigators. This novel differs from its predecessors not only in being told in the third person, but also in having very short chapters, something I found rather distracting. As soon as one scene begins it's practically over, though it does keep the reader turning the pages to find out what happens next. Overall, an entertaining novel.
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Great item, swiftly delivered, would definitely use again. Thank you.Published 16 months ago by Rosamongthorns
Great follow up loved the whole series Brenda and Effie should have had many more adventuresPublished 18 months ago by hannahb
This is the third Brenda and Effie book, oh you must read on..and demand more !Published 23 months ago by Miu miu Lin
Brenda and Effie are my new favourite crime fighting duo. Whitby is the perfect setting for these other worldly events.Published on 1 Sept. 2012 by yuriko