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Death in the Old Country (Charlie Salter #3)

3.55  ·  Rating Details ·  38 Ratings  ·  6 Reviews
Toronto Inspector Charlie Salter and his wife, Anne, go to England for a holiday. While Charlie is discovering a passion for English beer and horse racing, their hotel is plagued by a peeping tom, and then there's murder. The atmosphere is great. It presents England as you've never seen it.
Hardcover, 175 pages
Published January 1st 1985 by Scribner Book Company
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Jun 24, 2014 C. rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I’ve become a fan of the Charlie Salter series. Eric Wright has established enough familiarity with the Toronto base, to send us on a trip to England and Italy! I was sorry his wife, Annie was mostly relegated to the background again; especially on a trip meant to boost a tired marriage. However she was happy to sightsee, while he befriended the police of a village in which they roomed by chance. A fender bender in the rain ended their search for the next hotel. When the proprietor was murdered, ...more
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Apr 11, 2015 Robin Helweg-Larsen rated it liked it
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An oddball mystery, more of an amusing travel diary in the beginning, then a murder halfway through, and a plot based on uncertain and shifting identities. Strange tale, but not bad.
Sep 11, 2016 Jane rated it really liked it
Delightful. I really don't think Inspector Hamilton would have solved it without Charlie's calls to Toronto.
Apr 16, 2012 Philip rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Another fun and quick read by Eric Wright!
I liked it!
I use these and a few others such as William Deverell's as comic relief after reading the more violent books like those by Rick Mofina or Don Easton for example.
Our Canadian authors can hold their own with anyone!
Aug 12, 2008 Wendroz rated it really liked it
Another mystery from Eric Wright, this time with Inspector Charlie Salter. I enjoyed this book. I am planning on going through the authors several characters.I love English mysteries and enjoyed this Canadian mystery set in England.
Sep 23, 2012 Kate rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Actually quite enjoyable! Not the best book I've ever read, but as a 2 dollar bargain cart experiment I was extremely pleased with it
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Eric Wright was born in London, England and immigrated to Canada in 1951. He is the award-winning author of seventeen crime novels, including his first novel, The Night the Gods Smiled, which won the Arthur Ellis Award for Best Crime Novel, the Crime Writer's Association's John Creasey Award, and the City of Toronto Book Award. His memoir, Always Give a Penny to a Blind Man, about growing up poor ...more
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