Death of an Old Git: The Falconer Files - File 1 Paperback – 18 Sep 2013
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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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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
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.
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.
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.
A great read and funny(sniggeringly so) yet satisfying. Love it!
I found Falconer particularly bizarre and there wasn't a single character that I bonded with. Very disappointing.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
A twee and dreadful pastiche of cosy British crime writing which in the age of Rankin, McDermid and so many others is absolutely out of place.Published 3 months ago by Robert Renwick
Had fun reading this a while back. Loved the way it was plotted and written and enjoyed it a lot.Published 6 months ago by Jane Risdon
This book is just what I've been looking for, and joy, there are lots more in the series. I like to read before I go to bed and don't want gritty realism that will keep me awake. Read morePublished 12 months ago by patsy