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In "De Tondeldoos" wordt het rustige Engelse dorpje Sowerbridge opgeschrikt door de brute roofmoord op de 93-jarige Lavinia Fanshaw en haar verzorgster. De politie arresteert al snel de jonge Ier Patrick O'Riordan.
Dan, op de eerste dag van zijn proces, wordt de cottage van Patricks ouders in brand gestoken en komt een tweede gruwelijke misdaad aan het licht. Vanaf dat mome
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Paperback, Maand van het spannende boek, 96 pages
Published 1999 by CPNB
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Maria João Fernandes
"A vingança pessoal é muito mais agradável do que qualquer coisa que a lei possa proporcionar."

Numa pequena comunidade inglesa, uma família de irlandeses é alvo constante de preconceito e vítima de violência, física e verbal, por parte de quem se recusa a aceitá-los como iguais. Tal como no livro "O Caso da Criança Desaparecida" Minette Walters expõe a maldade inerente ao ser humano, que é capaz de infligir as piores atrocidades aos seus semelhantes.

Nesta breve história, as personagens, que se d
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Yrinsyde
When I first read this, I got confused by the dating, but this time I read it slowly, following the dating. The story starts well, but does not have a convincing ending.
yexxo
Die 93jährige Lavinia Fanshaw und ihre Haushälterin wurden in ihrem Haus in dem kleinen Dorf Sowerbridge brutal ermordet. Sehr schnell fällt der Verdacht auf den arbeitslosen Iren Patrick O'Riordan, dessen Familie schon seit langem im Ort verachtet wird. Lediglich Siobham Lavenham, auch sie Irin, ist nicht überzeugt, dass Patrick der Täter ist.
Was auf den ersten Blick als klassischer Krimi erscheint, erweist sich jedoch vielmehr als eine Gesellschaftsstudie über Engstirnigkeit und Intoleranz, s
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Sonia Cristina
A minha estreia com esta autora foi com um livro bem pequenino; acredito que não seja o ideal para ficar a conhecer o talento desta autora policial (um dos meus géneros preferidos), mas acho que percebi qual é o seu estilo e que me agrada.

Não foi um livro de ação e adrenalina, os personagens eram "esquisitos", todos falsos e mentirosos. O que me surpreendeu mesmo foi saber o autor daquela trama.

Confesso que não percebi muito bem o seu motivo e fiquei desapontada como é que o inspetor percebeu q
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Sandra
Um pequeno livro com tanto para dizer e pensar.

Achei este caso, simplesmente genial.

O preconceito entre Irlandeses e Ingleses é a base aparente, mas quando acabamos de ler o livro todo vemos que há mais para além da superfície.

O preconceito e as primeiras impressões numa pequena comunidade, quando não controladas ou amenizadas, podem levar a consequências catastróficas como um incêndio fatal ou mesmo a um assassínio.

Mas o que me deixou ainda mais "abananada" foi sem dúvida o carácter de uma pers
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Angie
A brief treatise on prejudice and how quickly these feelings can escalate in a small community. In this case it's English and Irish but it could translate to anywhere. Well written (she's one of my favorites) and tightly suspenseful for just over 100 pages.
Kaethe
great; all the usual twists and the themes of prejudice and vigilantism
Trisha
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Sarah S
Ich hab in diese Story absolut nicht rein gefunden. Sehr merkwürdige Schreibweise für mich. Leider hatte das Buch auch keine zweite Chance verdient
Gabi
For some reason, I don't think she did a great job with most of the figures this time. It might have been the brevity of the story that didn't allow a more detailed introduction/ presentation of them. Most of the key figures actually never really 'show up' in the book, they are only described in retrospect or through conversations. It was all a bit hard to believe. Certainly not one of her masterpieces.
Annie
I really like Minette Walters books but this one was just too short to really get me into the story. It was a nice little story and I never would have guessed who the real murderer was but I wasn't really absorbed in the story.
Amberlori
Enjoyable little novella by Minette Walters. I have always loved her writing, and I wasn't disappointed. I thought I had read everything by her, so this was a nice little discovery at the library.
Melinda Worfolk
Found this is the book basket at a B&B we stayed at--it's short and thus I was able to finish it while we were there. Not the best mystery I've read, but engaging and kept my interest until the end.
Bill
A short novella from Minette Walters, who always produces interesting work. The story involves bigotry betw the English and Irish, a murder mystery and in the end nice twists and turns.
Katrin
Frau Walters kanns besser! Dieses Buch ist aber mit seinen knapp 140 Seiten ein untypisches Minette Walters Buch. Fragmentartig aufgebaut, die Zeitsprünge verwirren manchmal etwas.
Lesley Ann
An early shorter book by Minette. She has a wonderful ability to create intrigue in the lives of ordinary people and communities and make you care. A surprise on every page.
Kaoru Suzuki
The story reminds me of TV drama series of Agatha Christie. Characters described by Minette Walters are so real and attractive. I love them all, especially women are so cool.
Anke
Leuk boekje voor tussendoor, maar niet heel bijzonder. Ik vond de combinatie van de twee tijden soms verwarrend, er zat maar een paar maanden tussen.
Sherry
Interesting twists and turns for such a little book. Would love to have read a more fleshed out version of this but all in all a good read.
Karleene Morrow
This is Walters' first novel - good but she develops into an even better writer with great plots and best selling books. Enjoyed !!
Matīss
Good plot and subject, but the story telling is quite plain and brief, it could keep digging deeper into nature of prejudice.
Phredric
A short novella which I think predates Acid Row. Interesting to see how the themes developed in the full length novel.
Lori
Good little book, very concise. Got to the heart of the problem, course it was a short story to begin with.
Regan
Simply another very fine book from one of the best mystery writers today.
Claire Elwood
A tiny book, but a perfect read. Very clever writing with a good twist
Pauline
This is a very short book only 115 pages but still an enjoyable read.
Shonna Froebel
Main theme of prejudice.
Novelette originally published in 1999.
Lindasueanne
confusing and pointless, do not recommend
Kemi looves 2 read
It was a delightful quick read.
Sharon anne vella
short story with a twist. liked it alot
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Minette Walters (born 26 September 1949) is a British mystery writer. After studying at Trevelyan College, University of Durham, she began writing in 1987 with The Ice House, which was published in 1992. She followed this with The Sculptress (1993), which received the 1994 Edgar Award for Best Novel. She has been published in 35 countries and won many awards.

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