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A Touch of Mortality (Mitchell and Markby #9)

3.79 of 5 stars 3.79  ·  rating details  ·  165 ratings  ·  9 reviews
When Sally Caswell persuaded her scientist husband, Liam, to move from London to the quiet of rural Oxfordshire, she had hoped they might enjoy a more peaceful existence. But so far the move has led to nothing but discord. Morose, frustrated, and isolated, Liam, whose sabbatical book project is not going well, quarrels incessantly with their next-door neighbor, the crotche ...more
Paperback, 314 pages
Published September 1st 1996 (first published December 12th 1941)
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Simon Mcleish
Originally published on my blog here in October 1998.

A Touch of Mortality is another of Ann Granger's well-written Mitchell and Markby crime novels, in much the same vein as the others in the series. It's basically a case of like one, like all. By this point in the series, the relationship between the protagonists is well-established, so there is less about that here and more to establish the puzzle.

Like the others, A Touch of Mortality is a village murder, a successor to those Miss Marple myste
Andy Blundell
Readable but run of the mill mystery novel lifted by a vein of dry humour running through it.
Once again the duo solve mysteries in an English village. Meredith finds out clues that Alan, as a police inspector, is not privy to. The couple move to the country to escape the animal rights groups who are bothering them. And then a body is found.
Gary Van Cott
Ok. Pretty much the same as the previous books.
another winner. how does she keep it up? i thought this was one of the best so far, and it seems like i say that with each successive book.
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Annette Meier
Delightful English countryside mystery. Very well written - I didn't figure it out until the very end!
Could not get into this Mitchell and Markby book at all. Just not interested in the characters.
a bit different from the usual, and very good
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Ann Granger has worked in British embassies in various parts of the world. She met her husband, who was also working for the British Embassy, in Prague and together they received postings to places as far apart as Munich and Lusaka. They are now permanently based in Oxfordshire.

Her first novels were historical romances published under the nom de plume Ann Hulme.
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