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Alive And Dead (Superintendent Ditteridge #4)

3.5  ·  Rating Details ·  24 Ratings  ·  2 Reviews
Martha Gragle, a volunteer at the National Guild for Unmarried Mothers, takes in a young, married woman seeking aid and enters an unfamiliar world of deceit and peril.
Paperback, 162 pages
Published 1982 by Bantam (first published January 1st 1974)
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Jul 11, 2009 Cindy rated it liked it
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I'd really call this a 3 1/2 star book.

Martha Crayle works at a charity for Unwed Mothers. She also has a large home with just her and one gentleman boarder. Since she has the room, she occasionally has one of the girls stay with her for a few days. One week she brings home two girls. Almost immediately, one of the girls is involved in a murder. Martha, who always believes in giving people the benefit of the doubt, hates to think that anyone would actually want to hurt her, but when she is nearl
Apr 26, 2014 Shauna rated it liked it
Elizabeth Ferrars can be relied upon to give you a good read, her characters are believable and the plots are interesting. This one is rather dated and not one of her best. I found the constant use of the word 'darling' by Martha to her rather prim and proper male tenant annoyed me and seemed out of character but a good, solid read all the same.
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Elizabeth Ferrars is a pseudonym of Morna Doris MacTaggart Brown. She was born in Rangoon, Burma.
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