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Perish in July (Doran Fairweather #5)

2.87 of 5 stars 2.87  ·  rating details  ·  15 ratings  ·  4 reviews
Light comedy suddenly turns to dark murder when personalities clash in the parish production of Gilbert and Sullivan. Now antique dealer Doran Fairweather, to distract herself from a crisis in her marriage to ex-vicar Rodney Chelmarsh, immerses herself in the shocking case, working to untangle a web of motive and plot worthy of Gilbert and Sullivan themselves before the cu ...more
Published by St. Martin's Press (first published January 1st 1989)
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I rarely ever give one star reviews. This author wrote Upstairs,Downstairs so I figured this would be worth a try.
A Gilbert and Sullivan play is planned as a fundraiser. The cast bicker and the director has tantrums. Flirtation and jealousy makes rehearsals tense. Then one cast member is found murdered.
This is short little cozy British mystery. Unfortunately, the plot was terrible. Nearly a hundred pages of the book deals with the various aspects of putting on a play. Then the characters were
This didn't read like a whodunnit. Fell rather flat. I didn't like Doran.
A delight from first to last page.
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Mollie Greenhalgh Hardwick was an English author who was best known for writing books that accompanied the TV series Upstairs, Downstairs.

As well as writing many Upstairs, Downstairs, Thomas & Sarah and The Duchess of Duke Street novels, she was also the creator of the Doran Fairweather novels and wrote three Juliet Bravo books. Hardwick also wrote many books and plays based around the Sherloc
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