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Josephine Pullein-Thompson
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They Died in the Spring

(DCI Flecker #2)

3.45  ·  Rating details ·  49 Ratings  ·  7 Reviews
Hardcover, 192 pages
Published 1960 by Hammond, Hammond and Company
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Aug 16, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
This second entry into this series begins with another 'starter' detective who seems at odds with his profession. Then Flecker arrives to take charge of this flailing double murder investigation, which he solves even if the solution is, at best, just not believable. It is nicely written so three stars, but the book is filled with wrought, discontented, maladjusted, or plain unhappy people. While there are a few who seem able to cope, they are outnumbered.
Prp
Sep 28, 2017 rated it did not like it
In this book the police keep jumping to conclusions like fools. At the end, we are told whodunit. DCI Flecker has clues, but the authors keep them from us poor readers.
Alexandra Roach
May 05, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2017, 2018
Josephine Pullein-Thompson is far better known for her pony stories but wrote a trio of rural murder mysteries featuring Inspector Flecker and while the setting is very similar to those of the "Golden Age" of detective fiction - Miss Marple would not be out of place in the village - the modern age is encroaching. The crime is solved by professional detectives aided by science not by gifted amateurs and there is a wonderful comment in response to the Rector's wife claim that it is a law abiding p ...more
Squeak2017
Not as enjoyable as JPT’s first mystery. The motive was weak and the characters not especially believable. One should have been arrested for wasting police time after changing his story so often as the author used him as a red herring twice over. The attempted romantic relationship was not convincing either.
Carol St John
Apr 12, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Died in the Spring

This was a mystery that I didn't know how it would end. It was well written and kept me guessing the whole time. All I will say is that I did not see this ending coming.
Christine Koch
Enjoyable read with interesting characters.
Aviar Savijon
Aug 25, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
They Died In The Spring

This was a most interesting and deeply involved murder mystery and death investigation. A book that needs to be read by all. I Loved it.
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The Pullein-Thompson sisters — Josephine Pullein-Thompson MBE (3 April 1924-[1]), Diana Pullein-Thompson (born 1 October 1925) [2] and Christine Pullein-Thompson (1 October 1925–2 December 2005[2] — are British writers of several horse and pony books (mostly fictional) aimed at children and mostly popular with girls. They started at a very young age (initially writing collectively) and they were a ...more

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