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Closed at Dusk

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'All's well' at The Sanctuary, the country home of William and Dorothy Taylor. A haven of tranquillity for their family and friends, the magnificent public gardens of the estate are their pride and joy, and an enchantment to the steady stream of visitors who wander through.Then Jo comes to work at the tea-room and the peace is suddenly destroyed by a series of chilling inc ...more
ebook, 250 pages
Published October 30th 2012 by Bloomsbury Reader (first published January 1st 1990)
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SarahHannah
Mar 31, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I couldn't put it down. My favourite so far of the novels.
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Jun 11, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I knew that Monica Dickens was a wonderful author. I knew that she had written a marvellous range of books, works of fictions and non fiction, stories for children and stories for adults. But I didn’t know that she had written crime fiction until I spotted a tatty copy of ‘Closed at Dusk’ in a charity shop bargain box.

It’s a story set in a country house, but not a conventional country house mystery.

The house which stands in these beautiful gardens, is not open to the public. It has been the home
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From the publisher: MONICA DICKENS, born in 1915, was brought up in London. Her mother's German origins and her Catholicism gave her the detached eye of an outsider; at St Paul's Girls' School she was under occupied and rebellious. After drama school she was a debutante before working as a cook. One Pair of Hands (1937), her first book, described life in the kitchens of Kensington. It was the firs ...more
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