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Oxford Letters (Kate Ivory #12)

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When Kate Ivory returns from holiday, a phone call from a concerned friend gives her some rather alarming news. Apparently, Kate's normally vibrant and energetic mother Roz is a shadow of her former self, and looks very ill indeed. When Kate visits her mother, Roz sends her away, insisting that her new friends, the Freemans, are taking care of her. Although the couple seem ...more
Paperback, 320 pages
Published April 3rd 2006 by Headline (first published 2005)
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Rena George
Jun 14, 2014 Rena George rated it liked it
Kate Ivory's normally robust and independent mother, Roz, is ill, and refusing to see a doctor. As she becomes increasingly worried about her mother's declining health, and more and more suspicious of all the supplements Roz's new friends, Ayesha and Marcus Freeman, are feeding her, Kate decides to research the mysterious couple's background.

Her concern grows when she realizes that Roz, and her friend and business partner, Avril, are receiving worrying anonymous letters. What author Kate doesn't
Shonna Froebel
Nov 17, 2012 Shonna Froebel rated it really liked it
This is one of the books in the series featuring writer Kate Ivory. My mother-in-law picked this up at a library sale for me. I love this series, set in Oxford and featuring the inquisitive writer. Here, Kate returns from vacation to find that her mother, Roz, is ill, and has a middle-aged married couple who appear to have taken control of Roz's life. Both Kate and her mother's business partner are concerned, and Kate begins to dig deeper into this couple's history. There are warning letters and ...more
Felix Hayman
Jul 16, 2011 Felix Hayman rated it liked it
Another good piece of formula by Veronica Stallwood.Its a shame I worked the whole thing out in the first 10 pages, but it is a formula that has been used by too many authors before.If anything irritates me about Veronica Stallwood is the fact that she never gets into any depth ith her characters and many of her "baddies" are very stereotypical and she seems to have a deep snobbishness towards the English middle class.
Kate Ivory in this novel has to extricate her mother from a wicked couple and
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Dec 07, 2010 Kirsty Darbyshire rated it liked it
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I've had mixed feelings about this series in the past but I enjoyed this one after leaving the series alone for a couple of years. Well written, well plotted and entertaining story and the characters seemed true to life.

Dec 09, 2013 Nancy rated it liked it
I bought this book at a garage sale and was pleasantly surprised. The writing is good and the main character is really interesting. I'll add this author to my list of favorite cozy series.
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Veronica Stallwood was born in London, educated abroad and now lives near Oxford. In the past she has worked at the Bodleian Library and more recently in Lincoln College library.
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