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by Margaret Yorke

  • ISBN: 0316912808
  • Subcategory: No category
  • Author: Margaret Yorke
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Little Brown Company; First Edition edition (April 6, 1995)
  • Pages: 256
  • ePub book: 1562 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1342 kb
  • Other: lrf lit lrf txt
  • Rating: 4.2
  • Votes: 680

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First published in 1995. James and Ruth Rendell.

First published in 1995. No part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted, in any form, or by any means (electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording, or otherwise), without the prior permission of the publisher. Any person who does any unauthorised act in relation to this publication may be liable to criminal prosecution and civil claims for damages.

this thought provoking story is Margaret Yorke at her best. My only problem with Margaret Yorke is that she doesn't write new books fast enough, hence my second reading of "Serious Intent" It was just as good as the first time!!

this thought provoking story is Margaret Yorke at her best. She again serves up an intelligent, forthright look at modern life, warts & all!! It is filled with quiet menace, something she is SO good at doing. One person found this helpful.

Margaret Yorke (30 January 1924 – 17 November 2012), the pseudonym of Margaret Beda Nicholson (née Larminie), was an English crime fiction writer. Margaret Larminie was born in Compton, Surrey, near Godalming, 30 January 1924. She spent her childhood in Dublin, moving to England in 1937. During World War II she worked as a hospital librarian, then at eighteen she joined the WRNS as a driver.

The same is true of their two friends, who have a seriously disturbed mother. The characters in this novel hold secrets and intents which Margaret Yorke reveals with her usual skill and capacity to thrill. Marigold is gradually drawn into the lives of all and becomes aware of serious shortcomings in the parenting of the boys, and some very real fears in a situation where the misdeeds of one generation are easily passed to the next. Tensions mount and in an intricate plot danger looms, with Marigold’s own life being placed on the line. Fiction Thriller & Crime.

Serious Intent - Margaret Yorke. First published in 1995.

Margaret Yorke was awarded the 1999 Cartier Diamond Dagger for her outstanding contribution to the crime . Once again, Yorke offers an engaging combination of psychological intensity and murderous intent in an English village setting.

Margaret Yorke was awarded the 1999 Cartier Diamond Dagger for her outstanding contribution to the crime fiction genre. She was a past chairman of the Crime Writers' Association and the author of over 50 novels. She died in November 2012. The secrets of two neighboring houses cause problems for their inhabitants, especially when a killer comes to reclaim a hidden lethal weapon.

The characters in this novel hold secrets and intents which Margaret Yorke reveals with her usual skill and capacity to thrill. The Author: Born in Surrey, England, to John and Alison Larminie in 1924, Margaret Yorke (Margaret Beda Nicholson) grew up in Dublin before moving back to England in 1937, where the family settled in Hampshire, although she later lived in a small village in Buckinghamshire. During World War II she saw service in the Women’s Royal Naval Service as a driver.

But readers with a taste for Yorke's grim counterpoint won't complain. Categories of Interest: Select All. Biography & Memoir.

Following retirement, Marigold Darwin returns to her home village determined to purchase a house

Following retirement, Marigold Darwin returns to her home village determined to purchase a house  .

Robbie is a quiet man, passive and unassuming. Amelia Brinton, a retired headmistress of a top girl's school, appears to have accidently fallen to her death in Greece. He is the sort of man who is taken for granted by the people around him, passed by for promotions and bossed around by his wife. Her friend, a Miss Forest, also meets her death having been pushed down stairs in the British Museum.

First edition. A near fine copy in a fine dust jacket. Tanning to the page margins. Precedes the U.S. edition.

Comments

Naril Naril
In the calm sinister voice perfected by a few British mystery authors, Yorke delivers a quiet tale of domestic misery and malice.

The tidy village of Haverscot presents a harmonious face to the world but at its heart secret tensions and resentments are building. Long-suffering Richard Garrett's second marriage is failing under the weight of his helpless wife's wild mood swings and drinking and his stepsons' growing resentment. An old man dies after a visit from his murderer son. The boys who cared for him continue to haunt his house in diverse ways, having a profound effect on the retired spinster who buys the place.

York's characters cross and re-cross paths in the daily course of village life, building up a web of secrets, misunderstandings and emotional encounters while the reader waits tensely for the straw which upsets the delicate balance.

This is a story entirely of mood and character, with the most likable characters naturally facing the highest risk. Veteran writer Yorke produces another winner.
Goldcrusher Goldcrusher
this thought provoking story is Margaret Yorke at her best. She again serves up an intelligent, forthright look at modern life, warts & all!! It is filled with quiet menace, something she is SO good at doing. My only problem with Margaret Yorke is that she doesn't write new books fast enough, hence my second reading of "Serious Intent" It was just as good as the first time!!