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  • Paperback: 210 pages
  • Publisher: Accent Press (18 Sept. 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1783751908
  • ISBN-13: 978-1783751907
  • Product Dimensions: 17.8 x 1.3 x 12.7 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (184 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 494,751 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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'a mischievously entertaining crime novel' -- Simon Brett

About the Author

Andrea Frazer is married with four grown-up children, and lives in the Dordogne with her husband Tony and their six cats. She has wanted to write since she first began to read at the age of five, but has previously been busy raising a family and working as a lecturer in Greek (she has a Fellowship Diploma in Greek) and teaching music. Apart from writing, Andrea continues to teach music, and now also teaches French to expatriates. Her interests include playing several instruments, reading, and choral singing with two choirs.


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Wow, what a super engrossing 'whodunnit'. It was so enjoyable and very difficult to put down before one's eyes began to blur with sleep ! Andrea Frazer writes so well and still captures with reader with clever 'asides' and a deep sense of humour.
Loved it and will read her other 'Falconer'books. One of your reviewers wrote that they didn't like the title of 'Death of an Old Git'. Maybe not, but at least it captured the attention of people like myself. Well done !

Carol Chamberlain, West Sussex
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This is the first book I've read by this author and I found it an enjoyable read. It's a murder mystery set in an English village - Castle Farthing. The old git of the title has offended and upset just about everyone in the village and it's no surprise to anyone that he is found dead one morning.

DI Harry Falconer - always impeccably turned out with not a hair out of place and always appropriately dressed; and Acting DS 'Davey' Carmichael - his sartorial opposite who thinks a bright Hawaiian shirt constitutes plain clothes, must investigate the death when no one really wants the culprit found. Falconer much prefers investigating murder in a town and he finds the villagers difficult to talk to but gradually as he gets into the case he starts to get used to them.

This is an amusing and well plotted cosy mystery which paints a perhaps slightly exaggerated picture of village life. If you don't want too much violence in your crime novels and do want touches of humour and interesting characters then try this author. I am definitely going to go on and read the rest of the series.
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Andrea Frazer's first e-book is hugely entertaining and funny. A thoroughly good read, for on the beach or beside the fire. I hope this is not the last we hear of her bumbling police duo with their inimitable detective techniques. I look forward to her next novel with anticipation.
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I am nearly half way through this wonderful book. Love the characters and Carmichael is a 'gift' of a character.

Laughing out loud in places.

Wonderfully written, no faffing just a really good romp of a story. And I am looking forward to the next book which I shall be reading as soon as this one is finished (tonight!).

For under £1.00 you cannot go wrong. If you love a good detective story and like a little humour injected this book is a must.
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Having discovered the author via her Belchester Chronicles I wanted to enjoy these with equal vigour. These are the quintessential English village cosy and made better by the fact the author is British and understands the foibles of the characters she introduces.

The two detectives are well described engaging characters; if somewhat OTT if you are expecting a Morse/Lewis type combination. The trick with reading this series is to 'go with it'. It's not real, it's not gritty but it is endearing and warm and an easy read and I thouroughly enjoyed conjuring the characters and meeting them in this cosy world of village disputes and long held grudges.

I would have given five stars but from an author who can write as wonderfully as she does in the Belchester Chronicles, the Falconer Files dosen't have quite such uniqueness. Saying that I am a firm fan of this series as well and would recommend as excellent reads whilst waiting for the next installment of the Belchester Chronicles from the same author.
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I really enjoyed this novel. It was such a change from the detective stories I usually read. I loved the countryside setting and the characters. I have downloaded the second book of The Falconer Files and I am enjoying that too and I will probably read all of the Falconer Files eventually.
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Stumbled across this first book and if they all like this then this author(ess) has my vote! Wonderful characterisation of geneuinely interesting yet sinister characters in an Englsh country village- but so much more insightful than Caroline Graham's Midsomer (which is also great if formulaic!)

A great read and funny(sniggeringly so) yet satisfying. Love it!
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There were odd sparks of humour in this book - but mainly it was a thin plot - very stretched out. I particularly didn't like the beginning where there were a few paragraphs on what each character was doing and then it went to a long description of the layout of the village and then went back to the story.

I found Falconer particularly bizarre and there wasn't a single character that I bonded with. Very disappointing.
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