The Cruellest Month

The Cruellest Month

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by Hazel Holt
     
 

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Widow Sheila Malory has been looking forward to her stay at the Bodleian Library in Oxford as a chance to research wartime women writers and catch up with old friends from her college years, the one “purely happy” time in her whole life. Her relaxing idyll is interrupted when a librarian, Gwen Richmond, is crushed to death beneath collapsed bookshelves.

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Widow Sheila Malory has been looking forward to her stay at the Bodleian Library in Oxford as a chance to research wartime women writers and catch up with old friends from her college years, the one “purely happy” time in her whole life. Her relaxing idyll is interrupted when a librarian, Gwen Richmond, is crushed to death beneath collapsed bookshelves. After the “accident” proves to be murder, Mrs. Malory’s godson Tony, who also works in the library, asks her to help investigate. Gwen was manipulative and unpleasant, so there are no shortage of suspects. The dead woman’s World War II diary reveal dreadful truths that may lead to the killer; they will also force Mrs. Malory to revisit the past in a new and colder light. The second of Hazel Holt’s Mrs. Malory mysteries.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781603810524
Publisher:
Coffeetown Enterprises, Inc.
Publication date:
04/14/2010
Pages:
196
Sales rank:
537,461
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.45(d)

Meet the Author

"Hazel Holt originated from Birmingham, England, where she attended King Edward VI High School for Girls. She studied at Newnham College, Cambridge, and went on to work at the International African Institute in London, where she became acquainted with the novelist Barbara Pym, whose biography she later wrote.

Holt wrote her first novel in her sixties and is a leading crime novelist. She is best known for her ""Sheila Malory"" series. Her son is the novelist Tom Holt."

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Cruellest Month 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
to keep me from shriveling up in boredom with our wind and cold. I have discovered Hazel Holt and her wonderful stories. Her characters don't have everything, they know what it is to sacrifice, make do and take care of others in need. I greatly appreciate that they are clean and thoughtful. The Cruellest Month was a story that gave me pause and taxed me to consider my own feelings towards others and how I would react in similar situations. We could be best friends, Sheila, Rosemary and I. I adore British cozies.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Etc etc and something about lilacs in re to abe lincoln s death