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Written Out (Frank Kavanagh Mystery #5)

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The new DI Frank Kavanagh thriller - Unpopular novelist Tom Oliver initially isn't much missed when he disappears at the end of a week tutoring at a writers centre in rural Shropshire. It eventually falls to DI Frank Kavanagh and his colleague DC Jane Salt to ascertain whether one of his literary enemies, a former lover, or perhaps one of their humiliated husbands, has ...more
Hardcover, 224 pages
Published September 1st 2009 by Severn House Publishers (first published January 1st 2009)
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Kathleen Hagen
Written Out, by David Armstrong, b-plus, Narrated by Gordon Griffin, Produced by Isis Audio, downloaded from

Tom Oliver, a novelist who never became very famous and who is fading out of popularity altogether, is asked to spend a week teaching a writing seminar in a country house in Shropshire. His teaching companion turns out to be a woman he has met previously and they had not gotten along well. The week goes off with Tom becoming more and more morose because it’s clear that his stu
Nov 17, 2009 Susan rated it liked it
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DS Frank Kavanagh and DC Jane Salt, lovers as well as colleagues, are looking for a missing person. Tom Oliver, a moderately unsuccessful author, finished teaching at a writers' workshop in Shropshire, and now nobody can find him. He was not popular among his peers, and he had repeated problems with women, but did anyone really hate him enough to put him permanently out of the way? Or did his own disgust with his life lead him to do something drastic?
Feb 06, 2013 Linda rated it liked it
There is nothing wrong with this 'who done it' murder mystery.
Was it the maid with a feather duster, or the neighbour with a nail?
The only thing I didn't think was any good was the sex scene in the middle, it wasn't necessary and not particually well done, it should have been editited out (I can hear the editor yelling "Put in some sex).
Mar 06, 2011 Bev rated it it was ok
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It was okay. Not going to rush out and look for more by this author, though. Too many other books that will need my attention first.
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David Armstrong was born in Birmingham and now lives in Shropshire. He left secondary school without qualifications but later went on to read English at university in Cardiff. His first novel was short-listed for the Crime Writers' Association Best First Crime Novel and since then his work has continued to receive critical acclaim. Small Vices is his fifth novel.
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Frank Kavanagh Mystery (6 books)
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