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The Perfect Daughter
Gillian Linscott
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The Perfect Daughter (Nell Bray #9)

3.35  ·  Rating Details ·  40 Ratings  ·  5 Reviews
Verona North had seemed the perfect daughter. She'd surprised her friends by leaving her home to attend art school in London, but they'd thought it was a normal, youthful rebellion which wouldn't last very long. However, when she did return home in the summer of 1914, it was to die--pregnant and with her body full of morphine. Her cousin, Nell Bray, isn't wholly convinced ...more
ebook, 256 pages
Published April 20th 2001 by Minotaur Books (first published 2000)
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Historical mysteries really aren't a favourite of mine so I'm really surprised to find that I'm adoring this series.

At the beginning of this book I was a little thrown by the setting. I have only read this book's immediate predecessor in this series and that book was set in 1918 in the aftermath of the first world war. This next book in the series is somehow set in the time immediately preceding the war. Linscott soon orientated me in history and now I find I really don't care what she does with

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Apr 29, 2011 Michele bookloverforever rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
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for some reason, I did not care for this book. I liked the main character but not the plot. I found it a bit boring.
May 15, 2011 Melee rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Though this is the ninth in the series, this is the first Nell Bray mystery I have read. I am definitely going to be reading the rest of this series. (Though I'm going to backtrack and start from the beginning... Imagine that!)
I think these books are comparable to the Maisie Dobbs series. And actually, I enjoyed this much more than both of the Maisie Dobbs books I have read. It had much more humour and Nell Bray seems more human. Perhaps that had something to do with the fact she's an unofficial
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If you like mysteries this book was pretty good. Halfway through I felt like I knew how it was going to finish so it was semi-predictable but was a good read.
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Gillian Linscott introduced her popular suffragette/sleuth, Nell Bray, in the critically acclaimed Sister Beneath the Sheet. A BBC reporter turned full-time writer, she lives in Herefordshire, England.

Linscott has also published several titles under the pseudonym Caro Peacock.
More about Gillian Linscott...

Other Books in the Series

Nell Bray (1 - 10 of 11 books)
  • Sister Beneath the Sheet (Nell Bray, #1)
  • Hanging on the Wire (Nell Bray, #2)
  • Stage Fright (Nell Bray, #3)
  • An Easy Day for a Lady (Nell Bray, #4)
  • Crown Witness (Nell Bray, #5)
  • Dead Man's Sweetheart (Nell Bray, #6)
  • Dance on Blood (Nell Bray, #7)
  • Absent Friends (Nell Bray, #8)
  • Dead Man Riding (Nell Bray, #10)
  • Blood on the Wood (Nell Bray, #11)

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