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Running Scared (Fran Varady #3)

3.83  ·  Rating Details ·  95 Ratings  ·  7 Reviews
Aspiring actress and part-time private investigator Fran Varady knew there would be maximum disruption when her friend Ganesh decided to modernise his uncle's newsagents, starting with the washroom. But she isn't prepared for the nightmare that begins when an agitated passer-by asks to use it: hours later, he's found stabbed to death, leaving a message for Fran to meet him ...more
Paperback, 320 pages
Published June 10th 1999 by Headline (first published 1998)
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Shonna Froebel
Nov 27, 2012 Shonna Froebel rated it really liked it
This is from the Fran Varady series, one of my favourites. Fran has through a variety of events in her life been homeless, and while she now has a home, she is still living close to the edge.
Her friend Ganesh has been left to manage his uncle's newsagency while he is away on a trip, and Fran has been given a job helping out in the shop. Fran has also taken on part-time work from time to time as a private investigator.
Ganesh has decided to get a renovation done on the small washroom behind the sh
Simon Mcleish
Jul 20, 2012 Simon Mcleish rated it really liked it
Shelves: owned
Originally published on my blog here in May 2000.

The third Fran Varady novel continues with the themes which shaped the first two. Fran is currently working with her friend Ganesh in his uncle's corner shop. She becomes involved with crime once again when a man staggers into the shop, having managed to escape from a car in which he was being abducted. She does not immediately connect the discovery of an envelope containing a set of photographic negatives with this man, until his body turns up on
Mar 26, 2011 Lbaker rated it really liked it
Shelves: mystery-female
I have been reading this series in a totally non linear manner.
It doesn't matter, it's still great.
I appreciate that the heroine (Fran Varady) in this series is poor, doesn't always have the necessities of life.
She scrambles, but she's very realistic, smart, canny, and persistent.
I really like this series.
Feb 23, 2008 Nikki rated it really liked it
Shelves: mysteries
This is one of a rather different series from the author of the Meredith and Markby series. Set in London with a protagonist who's young and, at times, nearly homeless. I've read a couple of them so I want to complete the series.
Apr 03, 2012 IncRead rated it really liked it
Shelves: audi, cozy-mystery
This is my first Ann Granger. I loved the sazzy heroine detective and the way she solved the mystery involving a dead man, a roll of films and a harassed land lady. I would look out for more books involving this heroine.
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I like Ann Granger's stories. She always has a different take on things.
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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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Fran Varady (7 books)
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  • Keeping Bad Company (Fran Varady, #2)
  • Risking It All (Fran Varady, #4)
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  • Rattling the Bones (Fran Varady, #7)

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