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O Gentle Death (Wilson & McLeish #7)

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Faraday Trust, a fashionably liberal boarding school with a reputation for musical excellence is struggling in the face of exams. Poor test scores have prompted several withdrawals, and as a result, the trustees are beginning to worry. The headmaster has been asked to step down and a raging battle for his position is about to begin.

In the midst of this turmoil a troubled
Hardcover, 240 pages
Published September 18th 2001 by Minotaur Books (first published January 1st 2000)
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Apr 10, 2016 Maureen rated it it was ok
Shelves: fiction, mystery, london, 2011, uk
This book had such promise; a murder of a school girl with a Chief Inspector on scene. You had to plough through a third of the book before the murder occurred. Which isn't necessarily a problem except wading through that first part seemed like repeating the same actions and unnecessary scenes.

Overall the book was boring, I only finished it because I hoped it would get better and the ending was unsatisfactory.

Investigating the author, I found that this is the seventh book involving the policema
Nov 28, 2014 JodiP rated it it was amazing
Shelves: mystery
I have the faintest idea how I came across this author, but if this work is any indication, I am in for a treat. This book was a complex web of characters all involved in a private school, Faraday's, catering to the artistic. At first I worried about keeping about a dozen main, active characters sorted out, but it wasn't a problem. I thnk the resolution was every day tawdry--the step-father's the culprit--but I mean this in a compimentary manner. It's was a believable crime in that way.
Dec 28, 2015 Bill rated it liked it
First of Janet Neel's novels that I have read. Detective Chief Inspector McLeish was a most interesting man and he and his team did a fine job of unravelling what became a suspenseful conclusion to this case.
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Jun 08, 2014 Eegore James rated it it was ok
too many characters... too many interpersonal relationships
seemed to take forever to get anywhere...lousy payoff
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Aka Janet Cohen

Janet Neel Cohen, Baroness Cohen of Pimlico is a British lawyer and crime fiction writer. She was educated at South Hampstead High School, Hampstead, London, England and graduated from Newnham College, Cambridge University in 1962 with a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.), Honours, Law.

She started to work as a practising solicitor in 1965. She married James Lionel Cohen, son of Dr. Richard Hen
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Wilson & McLeish (7 books)
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  • Death on Site (Wilson & McLeish, #2)
  • Death of a Partner (Wilson & McLeish, #3)
  • Death Among the Dons (Wilson & McLeish, #4)
  • A Timely Death (Wilson & McLeish, #5)
  • To Die For (Wilson & McLeish, #6)

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