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Close Her Eyes
Dorothy Simpson
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Close Her Eyes (Inspector Thanet #4)

3.7 of 5 stars 3.70  ·  rating details  ·  118 ratings  ·  7 reviews
Inspector Thanet is on the case of Charity Pritchard, a young girl who has been missing for some time now. But his concern deepens when her family, religious fundamentalists, leaves the matter in God's hands. Thanet doesn't pay much heed to first impressions, but it will be a good while after he finds Charity's poor broken body before he realizes just how wrong his preconc ...more
Mass Market Paperback, 191 pages
Published July 1st 1990 by Crimeline (first published 1984)
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Oct 21, 2009 Jon rated it 3 of 5 stars
Recommended to Jon by: Mary JL Lesch
3.4 stars

A definite page turner of a mystery. I had suspicions early on of who the murderer was but wasn't completely convinced until the end. About three-quarters of the way through the novel, I began to wonder if the suspects were breeding in the walls like cockroaches - they kept scurrying out as more light shown on the facts.

The victim began the investigation "presumed innocent" but as the tale unfolds in all its sordid details, you begin to wonder just how "guilty" she might be.
I used to like mysteries. Time was I would read them late into the night, unwilling to wait. Now, I can take them or leave them. Close Her Eyes fits my new attitude. Competently done, I suppose, but not distinguishing.

"Murder Most British" the series is called, and it certainly delivers.
This is the fourth Luke Thanet mystery I have "read". Most of them I have listened to. I started them because they were recommended as mysteries with good characters and I continue to like them for that reason.

I want to know what happens next with Thanet, his family and the other continuing characters. They seem very believable.

The mystery part is also good. Not too much blood and guts, but enough twists to keep me guessing for most of the book. I will likely listen to the next one if we have it
It was kinda like reading a British Law & Order episode, only without Lenny Briscoe.

Not difficult to figure out the murderer and motive, but I might read other books in this series.
Joan Paquette
One of the Inspector Thanet mysteries. I enjoy this series very much.
Very good mystery series. Good detective, good writing, good mysteries.
L.P. Hoffman
Okay book. An enjoyable cozy mystery.
Mar 25, 2009 Jz marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
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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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