Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “An Uncommon Murder (Notting Hill Mystery, #1)” as Want to Read:
An Uncommon Murder (Notting Hill Mystery, #1)
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

An Uncommon Murder (Notting Hill Mystery #1)

3.44  ·  Rating Details ·  25 Ratings  ·  4 Reviews
A TV producer asks Alex Tanner to investigate the famous society murder of the 1950s, the shooting of Lord Sherwin. Although suspicion quickly fell on his beautiful wife Laura, the case was unsolved. But Miss Potter, once the Sherwin governess, is now ready to tell her story.
Paperback, 308 pages
Published August 13th 1999 by Not Avail (first published January 1st 1992)
More Details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about An Uncommon Murder, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about An Uncommon Murder

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Add this book to your favorite list »

Community Reviews

(showing 1-30 of 44)
filter  |  sort: default (?)  |  Rating Details
Oct 29, 2015 Susan rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
First published in 1992, this is the first in the ‘Notting Hill Mysteries’ featuring freelance television researcher Alex Tanner. Alex is a product of the foster care system and has learned to stand on her own two feet. Prickly, independent and only willing to hide her own opinions when looking for work, she is an interesting and sympathetic character. Having deduced that writer, and documentary maker, Barty O’Neill is interested in the ‘Sherwin Murder,’ when Lord Sherwin was shot and killed dur ...more
Aug 31, 2016 Leah rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A really well-written modern detective mystery with a great heroine, an engaging story, and an exciting (if horrifying) twist-ending. Very enjoyable and definitely one to add to the 'must read more' pile!
Nov 05, 2015 Davide rated it really liked it
Anabel Donald's "An Uncommon Murder" is an unusual murder mystery, that elegantly subverts many of the clichés of the classic British mystery while respecting form and structure.
Donald's cynical, disaffected Alex Tanner is a pleasantly tough but brittle main character, and her investigation in what looks like a decades-old cold case soon turns into a highly satisfying crime thriller.
Set at the bitter end of the Thatcher years, the atmosphere perfectly suits the story of murder, lost innocence an
Jul 02, 2008 Karen rated it liked it
Shelves: crime, united-kingdom
First in the series "The Notting Hill Mysteries" originally published in 1992, An Uncommon Murder introduces Alex Tanner is another entrant in a long tradition of accidental investigators, although working, as she does, as a freelance researcher - this time for a possible magazine article - she's got some good reasons to get herself into the situations she finds herself in.

An interesting character, An Uncommon Murder was a good investigation / character based story with a well carried out compli
Moira Mckenzie
Moira Mckenzie rated it really liked it
Jul 12, 2016
Mike Lawrence
Mike Lawrence rated it really liked it
Jun 20, 2016
Noreen added it
Sep 10, 2016
Pilla rated it liked it
Feb 08, 2016
Pauline Navarro
Pauline Navarro rated it really liked it
Jan 15, 2016
Flicka Brooke
Flicka Brooke rated it really liked it
Dec 31, 2015
Sheryl marked it as to-read
Dec 17, 2015
Elizabeth A. Haman
Elizabeth A. Haman rated it it was amazing
Dec 11, 2015
Barbara Egan
Barbara Egan is currently reading it
Nov 12, 2015
Judy marked it as to-read
Nov 07, 2015
Hannelore Cheney
Hannelore Cheney rated it liked it
Nov 05, 2015
Jen marked it as to-read
Oct 22, 2015
Kate North
Kate North rated it really liked it
Jul 31, 2015
Jennifer rated it liked it
Apr 19, 2015
Wessam  El-Deweny
Wessam El-Deweny rated it liked it
Jan 05, 2015
Lauren added it
Dec 26, 2014
Rhonda Wunder
Rhonda Wunder rated it liked it
Sep 23, 2014
Lorraine marked it as to-read
Jul 15, 2014
Richard Stableford
Richard Stableford rated it liked it
Mar 21, 2014
Salma added it
Apr 07, 2013
Amy rated it liked it
Feb 19, 2013
Chi Dubinski
Chi Dubinski marked it as to-read
Jan 25, 2013
Windy rated it really liked it
Nov 01, 2012
FH rated it it was ok
Sep 04, 2012
« previous 1 next »
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »
Anabel has been writing fiction since 1982 when her first novel, Hannah at Thirty-five, was published to great critical acclaim.

In her thirty-six-year teaching career she has taught adolescent girls in private boarding schools, a comprehensive and an American university. Most recently, she has written the five Alex Tanner crime novels in the Notting Hill series.
More about Anabel Donald...

Other Books in the Series

Notting Hill Mystery (5 books)
  • In at the Deep End (Notting Hill, #2)
  • The Glass Ceiling (Notting Hill Mysteries)
  • The Loop (Notting Hill Mysteries)
  • Destroy Unopened

Share This Book