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Tripletree (The Gye Journals #1)

3.16  ·  Rating details ·  19 Ratings  ·  7 Reviews
On a sultry summer night in 1994, Nathaniel and Katherine Gye are guests at a Civil War fancy-dress party. The theme of the occasion is apt because Tripletree, the Jacobean manor house in the heart of the Cotswolds where the event is being held, is steeped in history and enjoys a colorful past. But at the end of a glittering evening tragedy strikes, and the body of a woman ...more
Hardcover, 272 pages
Published June 1st 2004 by Minotaur Books
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Nancy Oakes
First in a series featuring paranormal investigator Nathaniel Gye. In this opener, Gye is visited by one Sheldon Myles, who made his fortune in law. His wife, June, it seems, is ready to go to the police to confess to a murder that the police had ruled an accidental death. The death had occurred at a rather flamboyant party held by Sheldon & June at their home, and now June is ready to go and turn herself in. Why? Well, it seems that she's been listening to a hypnotist who took her back in t ...more
Mar 17, 2013 rated it liked it
I liked this book enough to finish it but I had a few problems with it. SPOILERS!

I spent a lot of the book wondering a) what Dr Gye's job *actually* involved day-to-day and B) who was looking after their kids for a lot of the time. There was also some questionable dialogue and Barny came very much from the stock character cupboard.

Spoiler here - how did nobody notice Sheldon Myles was actually Henry Baker? If he was this famous judge surely his parents would have seen his face in the paper, or t
Jul 20, 2008 rated it liked it
Shelves: mystery, 2008
This was a really good mystery. My only problem with the book was the side story with his family. The wife was important, but the kids and her job took away from the story a bit.
Dr Nathaniel Gye is a professor who studies, and discredits paranormal occurrences. He ends up at a party which is being hosted in a supposedly haunted house. There is a murder, and the mystery begins.
This story definitely has a lot of twists and turns, and you really have to pay attention.
Sep 17, 2011 rated it did not like it
This reads like the author was hoping it would be made into one of those cosy Sunday night ITV dramas. The dialogue was quite hard going (can't believe anyone really speaks like these characters) and the story is neither horror nor crime drama, but stuck somewhere between the two.
Sep 19, 2014 rated it it was amazing
This was a different read for me, it was about witchery and paranormal activities. Takes place in
Britain, haunted mansion, greed, and crazy people. Kept you on the edge of your chair.
Oct 26, 2007 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
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Derek Wilson has been a writer of historical fiction and non-fiction for 50 years. His much acclaimed prize-winning works have largely centred on 16th and 17th century Europe. He has used various pen names for his fiction, his current Thomas Treviot Tudor crime series being written under the name D.K. Wilson. The first 2 books in this series - The First Horseman and The Traitor's Mark are based on ...more
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