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Title:
Dead and gone : an inspector Luke Thanet novel
Author:
Simpson, Dorothy, 1933-
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Edition:
First Scribner edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Scribner, 2000.

©1999
Physical Description:
247 pages ; 23 cm
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780684863368
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

The master of the classic British detective story -- the "modern-day version of Agatha Christie" (Booklist) -- returns with a stunning whodunit in her acclaimed series. Mystery fans will thrill as Inspector Luke Thanet unravels the intricate events leading up to the drowning of the wife of a renowned barrister.

When Thanet gets a late-night call, he fears the worst. His daughter Bridget has been suffering complications with her pregnancy. But it's only a call to inform him that Ralph Mintaur, a respected figure in courtrooms around Kent, has reported his wife missing while in the middle of an evening of entertaining. When Victoria Mintaur's body is discovered the next morning at the bottom of the well in the Mintaurs' garden, Thanet finds that almost all of the guests present at the house that evening had reason to want her dead. So with Detective Sergeant Mike Lineham at his side, he sifts through the complex webs of past and present in search of the truth.

Tantalizing and satisfying, meticulously plotted and vivid, Dead and Gone is another supreme example of Dorothy Simpson writing at the top of her game.


Author Notes

Dorothy Simpson is a mystery writer.

Her character, Inspector Luke Thanet, has solved upper-crust mysteries in more than a dozen novels. Her novel, Last Seen Alive, received a Silver Dagger Award from the Crime Writers of America in 1985. Another book, The Maine Islands in Story and Legend, was written with information gathered by the Maine Writers Research Club.

(Bowker Author Biography)


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Library Journal Review

Inspector Luke Thanet (Once Too Often) puzzles over another classic case of murder: a local barrister's wife disappears in the middle of a party at her own house and is found dead. Thanet must figure out which of the many who hated her succeeded in killing her. A sure bet. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.