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Suspicious Death (Inspector Thanet #8)

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When a successful business woman is found drowned in the local river, the police are called in. There is no clear evidence that the woman was murdered, but to Inspector Thanet this is definitely a suspicious death. A lot of people had the motive to kill the woman, but who had the opportunity? This is a strange case, one that will tax Inspector Thanet to his limit!
Paperback, 256 pages
Published 1989 by Warner (first published 1988)
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Damaskcat
Aug 16, 2016 Damaskcat rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A woman's body is pulled out of a river one morning following an ill assorted dinner party and her mother's death. Marcia Salden seems to have gone out of her way to make herself unpopular with everyone. She has upset villagers by buying a plot of land which the village had been promised for a new village hall; arranged the eviction of a harmless man living rough in her woods and got the better of various other people in financial transactions.

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Cheryl
Aug 12, 2013 Cheryl rated it really liked it
This is such a good series, with characters I have quite grown attached to and well-crafted mysteries. This installment dealt with a woman whom everyone in town had a reason to kill who may or may not have met with foul-play. A good look at psychology and why people do what they do, not just the killer but the victim, the potential killers, Inspector Thanet's daughter, Lineham's wife, pretty much everyone. Like Thanet, I thought I had arrived at the answer of whodunit and whydunit, but I got the ...more
Joe
Mar 06, 2014 Joe rated it it was ok
Shelves: mystery-thriller
This is the 8th adventure of Detective Inspector Luke Thanet and Sgt. Mike Lineham in Kent, England. Our two heroes are dedicated coppers, tackling one crime at a time, interviewing suspects and then pooling their knowledge to solve the case. Both are married with children and there's usually a "family crisis" for one or both of them, juggled in the background while the two go about sleuthing. Simpson's books are classic British "cozys", with excellent character development and usually a fairly ...more
Pebbles A Book Lover
Sep 13, 2016 Pebbles A Book Lover rated it it was amazing
As always I find Titles In Dorothy Simpson's Inspector Luke Thanet's British police procedural series to be first-rate. So sad that illness forced her to stop writing altogether. A mystery reader's loss but of course wish her continued improved health.
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Sep 12, 2009 Ruth rated it really liked it
I'm enjoying revisiting these books. Can't really remember how anything comes out and they are more in the style of the British procedural mystery. Some day I'll read some old Dick Francis or Simon Brett books too, I think.
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A fairly mundane police procedural with an unsatisfactory ending and irritating, unnecessary interruptions by the private family crises of the detectives. Disappointing.
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Dorothy Simpson worked as a French teacher and then for many years as a marriage-guidance counsellor, before turning to writing full time. She is married with three children.
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