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Wake the Dead (Inspector Thanet #11)

3.77  ·  Rating Details ·  117 Ratings  ·  5 Reviews
Inspector Luke Thanet and his wife, Joan, are among the guests when Member of Parliament Hugo Fairleigh opens the grounds of his beautiful Georgian mansion, Thaxden Hall, for the annual village fete. It's a cloudless summer's day, an idyllic afternoon for innocent enjoyment. Then sudden death casts its shadow over the proceedings. At first, nobody is particularly surprised ...more
Mass Market Paperback, 272 pages
Published October 1st 1993 by Crimeline (first published 1992)
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Sep 13, 2016 Pebbles rated it really liked it
As always I find Titles In Dorothy Simpson's Inspector Luke Thanet's British police procedural series to be first-rate. So sad that illness forced her to stop writing altogether. A mystery reader's loss but of course wish her continued improved health.
May 23, 2014 Shauna rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: modern-crime-uk
Very average murder story in the series featuring Luke Thanet. I have enjoyed some of the others far better than this.
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Sep 21, 2016 Debbie Maclellan rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Another great book in the Inspector Thanet series.
Mar 06, 2014 Bettie☯ rated it liked it

[Book 11, 1992:]
Inspector Thanet's beat remains the town of Sturrenden in Kent, his milieu the upper middle classes, his sleuthing style understated and shrewdly intuitive--when he isn't beset by such family problems as his teenage daughter's posh new boyfriend. The inspector finds a diversion of sorts at a local fete hosted by the prominent Fairleigh family. But then death strikes: someone uses a pillow to suffocate the clan's tough old matriarch only days after she suffers a stroke. Suspects i
May 21, 2012 Jill rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition

Pedestrian paced "who done it". Inspector Thanet is far too ponderous and polite for my liking but the tale is told well enough. I won't be reading the rest of the series.
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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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