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eBook A Shroud for Delilah ePub

by Anthea Fraser

  • ISBN: 0385235437
  • Category: Mystery
  • Subcategory: Suspense and Obscurity
  • Author: Anthea Fraser
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Doubleday; 1st edition (August 1, 1986)
  • Pages: 182
  • ePub book: 1229 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1551 kb
  • Other: rtf txt doc lit
  • Rating: 4.1
  • Votes: 109

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A Shroud For Delilah has been added to your Cart. First of all, it is a British book which sometimes made it hard for me to understand because of the slang and terms that the author would use She also liked to throw French phrases in quite often and didn't really tell you what they meant

A Shroud For Delilah has been added to your Cart. First of all, it is a British book which sometimes made it hard for me to understand because of the slang and terms that the author would use She also liked to throw French phrases in quite often and didn't really tell you what they meant. This is not the end of the world, just a bit of an annoyance. My biggest issue with this book though is that I didn't really enjoy the characters.

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First of all, it is a British book which sometimes made it hard for me to understand because of the slang and terms that the author would use She also liked to throw . A Shroud for Delilah was an enjoyable, quick read for me. Reading it was a nice way to spend a lazy afternoon.

First of all, it is a British book which sometimes made it hard for me to understand because of the slang and terms that the author would use She also liked to throw French phrases in quite often and didn't really tell you what they meant. I really like Anthea Fraser's books. I had not read the Webb series and think they are good. Book in the David Webb Series). Kate moves into a flat with her small son, Josh, and begins a new job at Pennyfarthings, an antiques shop

A Shroud for Delilah. Kate moves into a flat with her small son, Josh, and begins a new job at Pennyfarthings, an antiques shop. Kate begins to form new friendships, but overshadowing everyone is a series of murders.

A Shroud for Delilah book. ANTHEA FRASER has written all her life but did not begin to take it seriously until after marriage, when she found herself at home with two small daughters and embarked on a correspondence course with the London School of Journalism. She wrote short stories before turning to novels of the supernatural, and then to crime.

He looked up with a smile. Come in, Mrs Romilly. Settling in all right? Hello, young fellow! I didn’t realize we had two new assistants!’. I hope you don’t mind,’ Kate apologized. I hope you don’t mind,’ Kate apologized art school till Thursday and I didn’t like to leave him alone. Madge Netherby’s collecting him at ten, and he’s promised to sit quietly till then. This is Mr Bailey, Josh. No problem at all, and welcome to Pennyfarthings. It’s a blessing you could step in like this. Molly’s husband was offered a post in the States and they flew out almost at once. It was lucky for me, to.

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Anthea Mary Fraser (born 1930) is a novelist. Her mother was a published novelist and Anthea began composing poems and stories before she could write. At the age of five she announced that she wanted to be an author

Anthea Mary Fraser (born 1930) is a novelist. At the age of five she announced that she wanted to be an author. However, despite having been a prolific writer in school, she did not become a professional writer until after her two daughters were born. Her first professional publications were short stories. Her first novel was published in 1970.

ANTHEA FRASER has written all her life but did not begin to take it seriously until after marriage, when she found . Fraser (A Shroud for Delilah has added a distracting and meaningless romantic subplot, but the book remains, till the end, a taut and truly shocking story.

ANTHEA FRASER has written all her life but did not begin to take it seriously until after marriage, when she found herself at home with two small daughters and embarked on a correspondence course with the London School of Journalism. Praise for Anthea Fraser's books. A well-mannered, well-plotted and well-told story' Birmingham Post. Black Dagger Crime Series. By (author) Anthea Fraser. Close X. Learn about new offers and get more deals by joining our newsletter.

Kate Romilly, recently divorced, is determined to solve a series of local murders, when she begins to suspect that she may be the next victim

Comments

Marad Marad
This is not a new book, and although reading about someone uncovering a typewriter does date it somewhat, this doesn't affect the story which is about an unusual serial killer. It is also about the breakdown of a marriage, the difficulties of being a single parent, the concern felt when the husband of a friend is suspected of having an affair; in other words it is about "real" people, with real problems. The fact that this story avoids gratuitous violence is a plus as far as I am concerned, but I wouldn't exactly label it a "cosy" mystery. It was a story which I needed to keep on reading, as I began to suspect who the killer might be.
Contancia Contancia
I enjoyed this book and would read another by this author. Although I guessed the murderer pretty quickly, I was never sure I was right. The book is not a cliffhanger, the mystery is solved, but there are strings from the characters' personal lives that are left hanging. I think this is not unusual in a series. The book is British, but I have read a lot of British mysteries and, for the most part, do not find British terms confusing. And, since I am reading an ebook, one click clears up difficulties.

There is a serial killer in the area who is killing divorced women. No rape, no bizarre ritual, just a single knife thrust. There is no evidence of a struggle. The main character, Kate, is thinking of getting a divorce from Michael, a journalist, who has admitted to an affair. They have a young son. There are quite a few characters, so there are many suspects. There seems to be a fair amount of divorces and hanky panty going on in the area, so the killer is quite busy. Like I said, I guessed the killer quite early but there were many plausible suspects. Personally, if I were Kate, I would have gone back to my husband when the killing spree sped up. But I guess she is braver than me. I really enjoyed the story and the characters and I recommend the book. If you like British mysteries, I think you will enjoy this one.
Marilace Marilace
This is definitely not my favorite book I've read recently. I love to read and am willing to try new authors because you never know when you might just find a gem. That being said, I definitely could have skipped reading this book.

It is not necessarily a terrible book, just not for me at all. First of all, it is a British book which sometimes made it hard for me to understand because of the slang and terms that the author would use She also liked to throw French phrases in quite often and didn't really tell you what they meant. This is not the end of the world, just a bit of an annoyance.

My biggest issue with this book though is that I didn't really enjoy the characters. It is nice if you can at least enjoy the characters in a book, but I honestly didn't care what happened to the different characters. They were flat and boring and by the end of the book I was almost rooting for the killer and probably would have been if they had made the killer more interesting. This brings me to another complaint I have about the book. It was REALLY easy to figure out who the killer was. I mean, the only thing missing was a neon sign over their head saying "They did it!". I believe in giving foreshadowing and it's nice to try to figure out the mystery on your own as the reader, but I shouldn't be able to tell who the killer is within the first 1/3 of the book.

Overall, this book was lacking in development of it's characters, the writing was stilted and boring and the mystery was too easy to solve. I wouldn't recommend this book.
Lanionge Lanionge
Spoiler alert: this was a very annoying book because the central plot twist in the entire mystery centred on something the cat did. And anyone who has ever owned a cat will be able to tell you: cats just do not do this. No cat will spring out of nowhere and attack someone to defend their master or mistress, just never gonna happen. And anyway, I had worked out the identity of the killer long before this extremely contrived expose anyway, because the clues had been dropped in large dollops all the way along in the story.
This book also suffers from the type of malady inherent in so many of these books - there is a large cast of characters, but the writing does not really convey any different personalities or traits beyond the first superficial description. The characters all speak and sound and behave exactly the same. So after a while you just stop trying to work out who is who, and you skim-read the book to the end to find out whodunnit.
Perilanim Perilanim
I didn't dislike this book like other reviewers, so I'm glad that I had gone ahead and purchased it anyway. As this was the first DCI Webb book, I can see that it had some rough edges. There were spelling errors and in the Kindle version, formatting errors. Ms. Fraser didn't give much backstory on Webb, why he got divorced, for example. I thought the book ended somewhat abruptly too, almost like a short story. The readers are left to fill in the blanks about what happened later. Did Michael change his ways; was their marriage saved? I did enjoy the book, even with the errors. I do like Ms. Fraser's later books, so I know her writing improved
Viashal Viashal
As so often happens with me I wasn't sure I could get into this story from the first chapter but I usually plow through knowing that I do develop an interest as I move along. I came to enjoy the flowing writing style and enjoyed the marital concerns that developed as well as the fears that come when living alone with a young child in a community where divorced women are being murdered. The writer makes it all very believable. I was really enjoying gliding along with it until I was totally involved. Then, I turned a page and it was over. I hate when a story leaves me wondering about what happened to whom. Because I enjoyed this book I have ordered the second in the series in hopes that I will find out what happened to the other characters.