An Uncommon Murder

An Uncommon Murder A TV Producer Asks Alex Tanner To Investigate The Famous Society Murder Of The 1950s, The Shooting Of Lord Sherwin Although Suspicion Quickly Fell On His Beautiful Wife Laura, The Case Was Unsolved But Miss Potter, Once The Sherwin Governess, Is Now Ready To Tell Her Story. First published in 1992, this is the first in the Notting Hill Mysteries featuring freelance television researcher Alex Tanner Alex is a product of the foster care system and has learned to stand on her own two feet Prickly, independent and only willing to hide her own opinions when looking for work, she is an interesting and sympathetic character Having deduced that writer, and documentary maker, Barty O Neill is interested in the Sherwin Murder, when Lord Sherwin was shot and killed during a Hunt Ball in the 1950 s Alex manages to rescue the family governess, Miss Sarah Potter, from being mugged and then offers to write the story for Barty in return for a cut and a co credit.Miss Potter claims that she knows what happened that fateful night, but, in return for her story, asks that Alex helps her track down Lord Sherwin s missing granddaughter rather unkindly nicknamed Toad Alex has to overcome her prejudices, while delving into the story of a group of people she dismisses as spoilt and privileged and discovers that unhappy families are unhappy no matter how wealthy they are This is ra
A really well written modern detective mystery with a great heroine, an engaging story, and an exciting if horrifying twist ending Very enjoyable and definitely one to add to the must read pile This book was first published in 1992, and I may have read it back then, if so I don t remember it but Alex Tanner s, the main character, name back story seemed familiar The novel hasn t dated, though nobody uses the internet or mobile phones
Anabel Donald s An Uncommon Murder is an unusual murder mystery, that elegantly subverts many of the clich s of the classic British mystery while respecting form and structure.Donald s cynical, disaffected Alex Tanner is a pleasantly tough but brittle main character, and her investigation in what looks like a decades old cold case soon turns into a highly
First in the series The Notting Hill Mysteries originally published in 1992, An Uncommon Murder introduces Alex Tanner is another entrant in a long tradition of accidental investigators, although working, as she does, as a freelance researcher this time for a possible magazine article she s got some good reasons to get herself into the situations she finds herself in.An interesting character, An Uncommon Murder was a good investigatio

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  • Paperback
  • 308 pages
  • An Uncommon Murder
  • Anabel Donald
  • 04 December 2018
  • 9780330375429