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Rainbow's End (Felse #13)

3.73 of 5 stars 3.73  ·  rating details  ·  157 ratings  ·  9 reviews
The sleepy village of Middlehope is suddenly jerked into life by nouveau riche antiques magnate Arthur Rainbow. In a whirlwind of activity he extravagantly refurbishes the Manor House, joins the Golf Club, Angling Society and Arts Council - and, in a ruthless coup, dislodges the old church organist to take over the position himself.

But for all his reforming zeal, the Middl...more
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Suzanne Moore
After a mysterious death occurs, Mr. Rainbow the church organist, is found to have met his demise by falling from the church's bell tower. The question is ... was the tragedy intentional, or accidental? And what was he doing in the bell tower to begin with? When upon further investigation evidence is found to suggest he was pushed the story goes into full swing ... leading one to suspect his wife, her admirer (lover?), a choirboy, among others. I wasn't drawn into the story, but as with all myst...more
Jul 01, 2008 Julie rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Mystery lovers
Recommended to Julie by: Dad
Shelves: 2008
My dad picked this up because he loved the Cadfael mysteries so much. He didn't like it too well, but he passed it on to me anyway. As it turned out, I quite enjoyed it! I liked the characters, the plot was interesting, and it was intriguing reading about a murder investigation in a small town where everyone pretty much clams up and that isn't considered an obstruction of justice - it's expected. It poses some interesting problems.

I would read some of the other Inspector Felse mysteries.
Dec 17, 2008 Cindy rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: mystery fans
Shelves: mysteries
Someone pushes the newcomer down the tower of the church steeple. Inspector George Felse must investigate. He has plenty of suspects, from the beautiful widow, the less than grief stricken mistress, the business rivals, and the hostile villagers.

I love these books. Too bad they are not in print anymore.
#13 in the Inspector George Felse mystery series set in England near the Wales border. A very good mystery regarding how a close knit community deals with a wealthy misfit who tries to take over the community. Plot involves murder, antiques and a brash youngster.
For some reason, I didn't enjoy the plot of this one as much as I have the other Inspector Felse books I've read. But it was still a good read and relationships between the members of the Felse family are always an added attraction.
Andrea Hickman Walker
This is a fun murder mystery that is well worth reading, like just about anything Peters has written, apparently. I'll be keeping an eye out for others in her Inspector Felse series.
Maureen E
Not my favorite Peters, but the last in the Felse series, I believe. And that’s about all I can remember on this one! [July 2010]
I enjoyed this well-constructed story. The first "modern" detective story of Ellis Peter's that I have read.
My first Ellis Peters...not a good way to start w/ a new author. She's no Dorothy Sayers.
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A pseudonym used by Edith Pargeter.

Edith Mary Pargeter, OBE, BEM (September 28, 1913 in Horsehay, Shropshire, England –October 14, 1995) was a prolific author of works in many categories, especially history and historical fiction, and was also honoured for her translations of Czech classics; she is probably best known for her murder mysteries, both historical and modern. Born in the village of Hor...more
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