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Dark Provenance (Canterbury Cathedral)

3.25  ·  Rating Details  ·  16 Ratings  ·  5 Reviews
Richard Harrison has spent most of his life as a spy. But that s all behind him; he wants nothing more than a quiet retirement in the cathedral town of Canterbury. But the past has a way of refusing to stay buried something Harrison is forced to remember when an unknown young woman turns up on his doorstep, bearing a message from her late father, a refugee from Hitler s Ge ...more
Paperback, 256 pages
Published July 24th 1995 by HarperCollins UK (first published 1994)
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Dec 29, 2013 Susan rated it liked it
Shelves: 2013, british-mystery
I'm sort of torn about what to say of this one. While I found the first 2-3rds of the book really very good, the resolution of the mystery had me disappointed and scratching my head. I'm not quite sure I really understood the why of it all. And in this outing Richard Harrison's wife got on my nerves and I'm not sure why.

Overall it was interesting, especially the church politics, hierarchy and all the day to day running of the church, but I thought the mystery, if I understood correctly, was just
DARK PROVENANCE (Trad. Mys-Richard Harrison-England-Cont) – VG
Anthony, Michael David – 2nd in series
St. Martin’s Press, 1994, US Hardcover – ISBN: 0002325020

First Sentence: Great Dunston struck the hour.

Captain Richard Harrison, an intelligence officer during WII, is Secretary of the Dilapidations Board for the Archdiocese of Canterbury. Returning, with his wife Winnie, from vacation, he is contacted by a distraught young woman whose father's body was found by a railway line and whose death has
Jan 10, 2016 Dutch rated it it was ok
Poorly conceived and executed
May 28, 2012 Elizabeth rated it liked it
Shelves: mysteries, clerical
Col. Richard Harrison was a bit slow on the uptake on this outing when confronted with the death of two people he knew. Even when there were many incongruities it took him more that half of the story to realize that these were murders and since he had a background in intelligence I kept wanting to deliver him a kick in the pants. And very time he snapped at his wife I wanted to spray a little cool water on him. This book brought out the violence in me!
K.B. Hallman
An intelligent mystery. Christie fans would like this one.
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