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Death Before Breakfast: An Inspector Lawrence Mystery

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Chief Inspector Jack Lawrence & Sergeant Wilson set out to solve a robber y and encounter the unexpected in the London suburb of NottingHill. Their quest takes them to York to an art lover's mansion and across the English Channel to Paris in search of clues to unravel their latest criminal conundrum involving stolen paintings, and anonymout letter and an unidentified body. ...more
Paperback, 308 pages
Published July 13th 2010 by Wesscott Marketing (first published May 13th 2010)
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Nina Jon
Feb 09, 2013 rated it really liked it
I bought this from Amazon at random, as I have an interest in crime detection fiction. I didn't know what to expect, other than it's enjoyed good sales.
I enjoyed it. Simply, the detective, Inspector Lawrence, is presented with two crimes – a murder and a theft. To solve one, he needs to solve the other. Only then do we discover whether there's a connection.
The story moves along quite snappily, with all leads followed and various suspects eliminated until the villain is unmasked. The police offic
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Jan C
Jul 06, 2011 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: england, mystery, 2011
Not great, but not bad. Lightly entertaining.

I'd read more from this author. Not sure there is any more yet. It promises a publication this year of "Death at the Races". But nothing shows up for that title yet.
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Priscilla Glasow
Oct 04, 2020 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Tepid plot and one dimensional characters. Disappointing.
Allan
Nov 30, 2019 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
The writing style was pretty old fashioned compared to the story line. It was hard for me to finish. The author also got preachy near the end. That was a complete turn off for me.
Barbara
Jun 26, 2013 rated it it was ok
I thought from the writing style and turn of phrase that the book was written well in the past. The prose style does not match the gritty life and work day of a Scotland Yard detective. Towards the end some modern phraseology is used, but self-consciously. Had the book's time period been the Victorian era or a bit later, it would have been much more acceptable. Ever read the old original Nancy Drew books..... ...more
David
Feb 17, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: kindle
Yet another new author and a really enjoyable read.
Aaron Patterson
May 18, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Wonderful!
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Mildly interesting British crime mystery with a far-fetched conclusion. The writing is ponderous.
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