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Title:
Ransom unpaid
Author:
Hunter, Fred.
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Edition:
First edition.
Publication Information:
New York : St. Martin's Minotaur, 1999.
Physical Description:
216 pages ; 22 cm
Language:
English
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ISBN:
9780312242336
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Book

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The elderly Abigal Pearson has a heart attack at home when she has a "vision" of her long-disappeared husband. When Emily Charters goes to stay with Abigail to look after her, Emily begins to believe something nefarious is indeed afoot.The strangest case yet for Emily and her friend, Chicago police detective Jeremy Ransom.


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Booklist Review

The latest installment in Hunter's Emily Charter and Jeremy Ransom series is easily the best yet. Senior-citizen female sleuths continue to be popular in the genre, but most of them follow the Miss Marple formula. What separates Charter from the pack is the realism with which she is portrayed. Hunter draws her as smart and witty, yes, but not as a gray-haired Superwoman. In the real world, she needs help to solve crimes, and she gets it from her Chicago detective friend, Ransom. When elderly Abigail Pearson sees and hears strange things in her house, everyone assumes she is imagining them--even her own adult children. Emily, however, immediately accepts her story as true because she, being older herself, gives credence to what older people say. Hunter deserves high praise for bringing us face to face with our own prejudices and creating an exceptionally sensitive portrait of two elderly women. A must-read for anyone who has, had, or is, a grandma. --Jenny McLarin