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Murder in House (Ellie Quicke #10)

3.81  ·  Rating Details ·  70 Ratings  ·  10 Reviews
Ellie Quicke is back - Ellie and her new husband Thomas are called to deal with student Ursula, who has staged a sit-in at church. Ursula challenges Ellie to solve three mysteries: a broken engagement, a disappearance and a death. As she investigates, Ellie suspects there is more to these events than anyone is admitting. Soon she finds her own friends and family targeted, ...more
ebook, 224 pages
Published April 1st 2011 by Severn House Digital (first published 2009)
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Ivonne Rovira
Apr 28, 2015 Ivonne Rovira rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: lovers of clever cozies
Ellie Quicke, now married to Father Thomas, has had enough: enough of her architect cousin Roy’s fecklessness in business, enough of his wife’s helplessness, enough of having to solve everyone’s problems — and especially enough of her bullying, unscrupulous daughter Diana’s disreputable antics. Because of this, Ellie almost doesn’t investigate a college student’s unnerving feeling that one friend’s accidental death was really murder and that the other friend’s disappearance was ominous. Almost.

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Lynn
Jan 10, 2017 Lynn rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I always enjoy the Elle Quicke series by Veronica Heley. There have been some big changes in Elle's life since the last book but she is settling in well. A young girl stages a sit in at a church and Thomas engages Elle's help to remove the girl and talk to her. Ursula, the young girl, has a story of murder that was classified as a accident and is very concerned about her missing friend Mia. Elle becomes involved in checking into Ursula's story. What she finds in quite disturbing. I always have t ...more
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Damaskcat
May 27, 2014 Damaskcat rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Ellie's new husband Thomas presents her with a mystery to solve though she'd much rather keep warm and fight her terrible cold. Ursula has staged a sit in at a local church and asks Ellie if she can find her friend Mia who has disappeared and solve a murder which has been treated as an accident by the police. In the course of her investigations Ellie comes up against some extremely unpleasant so-called pillars of the community and finds herself trying to unravel a mystery which is much more comp ...more
Fanficfan44
Sep 28, 2013 Fanficfan44 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-mystery
Really couldn’t sleep last night and so I finished a stack of mysteries due back at the library anyway. The first was Murder in House by Veronica Heley. I am reading this out of order, having read the rest of the series a while ago, my library just didn’t have this one and now they do. :) I love the character of Ellie Quick; she is complex, likable, intelligent and brave, all packaged in the body of a middle aged woman. Initially, when I began this series I thought of it as a cozy but I would sa ...more
Lynda
Dec 05, 2011 Lynda rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I have missed reading this series since moving south. I interlibraryloaned this one and it was well worth the wait. Ellie Quicke is now happily married to the Reverend Thomas, managing the Trust left to her by her first husband's late Aunt Drusilla, and still dealing with her difficult adult daughter Diana. After Thomas finds a college student Ursula camping out in the nearby church, Ellie is called upon to reason with her and of course becomes involved in Ursula's problems. There are three inte ...more
Carol
Nov 19, 2013 Carol rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is #10 in a series of Ellie Quicke mysteries. I must have skipped one because the home situation of Ellie is VERY DIFFERENT than the last time. This was good story about corruption in high places because a rich man is buying people off. And once that happens then those people will go to any lengths to keep the payoffs coming and the rich guy happy no matter the cost to others.
My only wish is that Ellie's daughter Diana would be allowed to grow up a little and become a better person and les
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Karen
Apr 14, 2012 Karen rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Ellie Quicke is called upon to deal with a student who has staged a sit-in at church. The student challenges Ellie to solve three mysteries: a broken engagement, a disappearance, and a death. As she investigates, Ellie suspects there is more to these events than anyone is admitting.
I always enjoy the Ellie Quick mysteries - she does manage to get involved in so many things in one book. I believe this is number 10 in the series and I don't think I have missed any of these.
Susan
Aug 21, 2009 Susan rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mystery-england
Ursula Belton's best friend is missing and another good friend is dead. That's when Ursula, a student, asks Ellie Quicke for help. Unfortunately, that puts Ellie, her friends and family, at conflict with the powerful Prior developers, whose family is implicated in Ursula's problems.
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I enjoyed this as much as all of the other Ellie Quick stories
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Veronica Heley has published more than fifty books, including crime fiction, historical, and children's titles. She is currently involved in the Ellie Quicke series of crime stories and a variety of other projects. A full-time writer, she has been married to a London probation officer since 1964, and has one musician daughter.

AKA Veronica Thorne

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Ellie Quicke (3 books)
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  • Murder by Suspicion (Ellie Quicke, #16)
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