The Hangman's Row Enquiry (Ivy Beasley Series #1)

The Hangman's Row Enquiry (Ivy Beasley Series #1)

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by Ann Purser
     
 

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A new series and a new sleuth from Ann Purser-author of the Lois Meade mysteries!

Ivy Beasley, the beloved cantankerous spinster from the Lois Meade mysteries, has found a silver lining in her golden years as an amateur sleuth.

She teams up with Gus, a mysterious newcomer to the small English village of Barrington who can't resist a little excitement

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A new series and a new sleuth from Ann Purser-author of the Lois Meade mysteries!

Ivy Beasley, the beloved cantankerous spinster from the Lois Meade mysteries, has found a silver lining in her golden years as an amateur sleuth.

She teams up with Gus, a mysterious newcomer to the small English village of Barrington who can't resist a little excitement even as he strives to keep his past a secret, and her own cousin, a widow with time on her hands and money in her purse. Together they're determined to solve the murder of Gus's elderly neighbor.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780425234730
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
05/04/2010
Series:
Ivy Beasley Series, #1
Pages:
320
Sales rank:
524,145
Product dimensions:
4.20(w) x 6.80(h) x 0.80(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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The Hangman's Row Enquiry (Ivy Beasley Series #1) 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
harstan More than 1 year ago
For years cantankerous spinster Ivy Beasley ruled the English village of Round Ringford with a nurturing iron first. The townsfolk respected her, but did not care about her. When her cousin Deirdre asks her to move near her, Ivy agrees and relocates in the assisted living community Springfields in Barrington. Still filed with vinegar and energy, Ivy needs something to occupy her time. She thinks she may have found just the thing when she meets Augustus "Gus" Halfhide at church. He has recently moved here and seeks something to excite his time too. They along with Deirdre open up an investigative agency. Their first case they choose as it interests them involves the death of a woman in one of the cotages on Hangman's Row. The cottage belongs to Theodore Russell whose ancestors once owned most of the village, but hhe became a recluse who used an agent Miss Bailey to conduct his affairs. . Ann Purser provides a delightful spin-off from her Lois Meade mysteries starring former series support player the silver haired crabby Ivy, her cousin, and their new friend. Fans will enjoy the dynamic trio as they investigate the murder of Gus' neighbor with zest and vim as they display energy that a person half their age will admire. With Gus adding enigmatic denouements, Deirdre a bit of fear, and Ivy vinegar of course, fans of the Meade English cozies will want to read this senior citizen murderer investigation. Harriet Klausner
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Not much goes on. Alot of talking and not much being solved, resolved or progress made.
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sharno22 More than 1 year ago
A very nice cozy. I'm sure fans of British cozies will enjoy this book as much as I did.
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