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Murder in House

(Ellie Quicke #10)

3.90  ·  Rating details ·  108 ratings  ·  18 reviews
Ellie Quicke is back - Ellie and her new husband Thomas are called to deal with student Ursula, who has staged a sit-in at church. Ursula challenges Ellie to solve three mysteries: a broken engagement, a disappearance and a death. As she investigates, Ellie suspects there is more to these events than anyone is admitting. Soon she finds her own friends and family targeted, ...more
Hardcover, 217 pages
Published September 1st 2009 by Severn House Publishers (first published 2009)
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Ivonne Rovira
Apr 22, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: lovers of clever cozies
Ellie Quicke, now married to Father Thomas, has had enough: enough of her architect cousin Roy’s fecklessness in business, enough of his wife’s helplessness, enough of having to solve everyone’s problems — and especially enough of her bullying, unscrupulous daughter Diana’s disreputable antics. Because of this, Ellie almost doesn’t investigate a college student’s unnerving feeling that one friend’s accidental death was really murder and that the other friend’s disappearance was ominous. Almost.

Nov 29, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Ellie Quiche life changed in the last book, MURDER IN THE PARK which I have not read. I like the way this tale is changing and looking forward to following Ellie 's new life. Ellie is now married to Father Thomas and they are living in the Victorian mansion. Ellie has promised Diana to turned over her home for her to live. Thomas is called to a church to remove a young girl, Ursula from the vestry. She tells of a possible murder, a missing person, and a broken engagement. Ellie becomes involved ...more
Jan 10, 2017 rated it really liked it
I always enjoy the Elle Quicke series by Veronica Heley. There have been some big changes in Elle's life since the last book but she is settling in well. A young girl stages a sit in at a church and Thomas engages Elle's help to remove the girl and talk to her. Ursula, the young girl, has a story of murder that was classified as a accident and is very concerned about her missing friend Mia. Elle becomes involved in checking into Ursula's story. What she finds in quite disturbing. I always have t ...more
Lucy Takeda
May 07, 2019 rated it really liked it
Ellie Quick novels tend toward cozy mystery. There is nothing cozy in this book. Violence, drugs, people getting beaten up, corruption in the police department, rape—-it’s fairly horrific.
Ellie and Thomas are suffering from a nasty virus when some young woman decides to hold a sit in at the church. Ursula talks about a questionable death and a broken engagement. This chat leads to a chain of physical and verbal attacks on Ellie and numerous of her friends. It does explain quite a bit about Mia,
Jul 27, 2017 rated it liked it
This one (10th in the series) was ok. I think I will still continue reading more Ellie Quicke books though I might wait a few months before trying to track down #11. I like the marriage aspect of this one but I'm not sure I like Ellie living in "the big" house with dear Rose, and many others grouped around. ...more
Caroline Ingvaldsen
Sep 04, 2018 rated it really liked it
Ellie Quicke applies her sound common sense and warm heart to solving murder and mayhem.
Jan 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This is a very engaging read....
Oct 24, 2020 rated it liked it
I enjoy this series, will continue
Lorraine Shaw
Jul 20, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Great book.
Mar 10, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: mystery
Ellie is enjoying her new life with her new husband, Thomas, when he calls her over to the church to help him deal with a young woman who has staged a sit-in there. The situation escalates until Ellie and her entire family find themselves under attack. Can they come up with enough evidence to bring to the police before someone else gets hurt? Demanding Daughter Diana shows up again. Really Ellie. Isn't it time to insist on some boundaries for your adult daughter? Just saying. ...more
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Sep 02, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Ellie's new husband Thomas presents her with a mystery to solve though she'd much rather keep warm and fight her terrible cold. Ursula has staged a sit in at a local church and asks Ellie if she can find her friend Mia who has disappeared and solve a murder which has been treated as an accident by the police. In the course of her investigations Ellie comes up against some extremely unpleasant so-called pillars of the community and finds herself trying to unravel a mystery which is much more comp ...more
Sep 28, 2013 rated it really liked it
Really couldn’t sleep last night and so I finished a stack of mysteries due back at the library anyway. The first was Murder in House by Veronica Heley. I am reading this out of order, having read the rest of the series a while ago, my library just didn’t have this one and now they do. :) I love the character of Ellie Quick; she is complex, likable, intelligent and brave, all packaged in the body of a middle aged woman. Initially, when I began this series I thought of it as a cozy but I would sa ...more
Apr 23, 2010 rated it really liked it
I have missed reading this series since moving south. I interlibraryloaned this one and it was well worth the wait. Ellie Quicke is now happily married to the Reverend Thomas, managing the Trust left to her by her first husband's late Aunt Drusilla, and still dealing with her difficult adult daughter Diana. After Thomas finds a college student Ursula camping out in the nearby church, Ellie is called upon to reason with her and of course becomes involved in Ursula's problems. There are three inte ...more
Nov 19, 2013 rated it really liked it
This is #10 in a series of Ellie Quicke mysteries. I must have skipped one because the home situation of Ellie is VERY DIFFERENT than the last time. This was good story about corruption in high places because a rich man is buying people off. And once that happens then those people will go to any lengths to keep the payoffs coming and the rich guy happy no matter the cost to others.
My only wish is that Ellie's daughter Diana would be allowed to grow up a little and become a better person and les
Apr 14, 2012 rated it really liked it
Ellie Quicke is called upon to deal with a student who has staged a sit-in at church. The student challenges Ellie to solve three mysteries: a broken engagement, a disappearance, and a death. As she investigates, Ellie suspects there is more to these events than anyone is admitting.
I always enjoy the Ellie Quick mysteries - she does manage to get involved in so many things in one book. I believe this is number 10 in the series and I don't think I have missed any of these.
Aug 21, 2009 rated it liked it
Shelves: mystery-england
Ursula Belton's best friend is missing and another good friend is dead. That's when Ursula, a student, asks Ellie Quicke for help. Unfortunately, that puts Ellie, her friends and family, at conflict with the powerful Prior developers, whose family is implicated in Ursula's problems. ...more
Nov 09, 2010 rated it really liked it
I enjoyed this as much as all of the other Ellie Quick stories
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Veronica Heley has published more than fifty books, including crime fiction, historical, and children's titles. She is currently involved in the Ellie Quicke series of crime stories and a variety of other projects. A full-time writer, she has been married to a London probation officer since 1964, and has one musician daughter.

AKA Veronica Thorne


Other books in the series

Ellie Quicke (1 - 10 of 20 books)
  • Murder at the Altar (Ellie Quicke, #1)
  • Murder by Suicide (Ellie Quicke, #2)
  • Murder of Innocence (Ellie Quicke, #3)
  • Murder by Accident (Ellie Quicke, #4)
  • Murder In The Garden (Ellie Quicke, #5)
  • Murder by Committee (Ellie Quicke, #6)
  • Murder by Bicycle (Ellie Quicke, #7)
  • Murder of Identity (Ellie Quicke, #8)
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