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3.2 of 5 stars 3.20  ·  rating details  ·  10 ratings  ·  5 reviews
Britain, 1956. A young actress seemingly tries to commit suicide over a tangled love affair, but is taken to hospital and her life saved. The story is just the sort of thing that journalist Ian Charteris likes to cover: a poignant mix of near tragedy, possible thwarted romance, and glamour, needing sensitive but – of course – dramatic treatment. It should be a routine assi ...more
Hardcover, 240 pages
Published December 1st 2013 by Severn House Publishers (first published January 1st 2013)
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Col
Sep 23, 2013 Col rated it 4 of 5 stars
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Britain, 1956. A young actress seemingly tries to commit suicide over a tangled love affair, but is taken to hospital and her life saved. The story is just the sort of thing that journalist Ian Charteris likes to cover: a poignant mix of near tragedy, possible thwarted romance, and glamour, needing sensitive but - of course - dramatic treatment. It should be a routine assignment, a welcome assignment. It would be, if it wasn't for the identity of the young woman. She m
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Khamneithang Vaiphei
Noose by Bill James, a pseudonym of James Tucker, is a short and tight book that any reader can easily finish in one sitting. It is as enjoyable as any other book twice its length. It is the story of journalist Ian Charteris who is called to the hospital to cover an actress who landed there after a failed suicide. But this reluctant assignment causes an upheaval in his life as the heart-broken actress may be someone from his past.

It is an engaging read, cleverly plotted to keep the reader in the
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Larry
It's not one of the Harpur/Iles books, so it doesn't have the feral quality of the long-standing series. which reduces its appeal. I miss reading about Colin Harpur's attempts to cope with his incompetent chief constable and his sociopathic immediate boss while catching criminals who aren't a great deal more daft than the police commanders.
David Marshall
This is a pleasingly elegant story about the thread of history that became this man. He's the sum of the events in his childhood and early manhood. He becomes something of an enigma. Perhaps there's a slight emptiness inside him. That's why people confide in him.

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Bill James (born 1929) is a pseudonym of James Tucker, a Welsh novelist. He also writes under his own name and the pseudonyms David Craig and Judith Jones. He was a reporter with the Daily Mirror and various other newspapers after serving with the RAF He is married, with four children, and lives in South Wales.

The bulk of his output under the Bill James pseudonym is the Harpur and Iles series. Col
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The Lolita Man (Harpur & Iles, #2) You'd Better Believe It (Harpur & Iles, #1) Panicking Ralph (Harpur & Iles, #14) Halo Parade (Harpur & Iles, #3) Roses, Roses (Harpur & Iles, #10)

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