Not a Very Nice Woman

Not a Very Nice Woman

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by John Eider
     
 

A woman is found dead in her room at the care home she lived in, strangled and left lying on her Chinese rug. The death is motiveless, the room otherwise untouched, expensive objects left unstolen; meanwhile, even the fellow residents admit their friend's life was largely a mystery to them, with "decades left unaccounted for". It is left to the

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A woman is found dead in her room at the care home she lived in, strangled and left lying on her Chinese rug. The death is motiveless, the room otherwise untouched, expensive objects left unstolen; meanwhile, even the fellow residents admit their friend's life was largely a mystery to them, with "decades left unaccounted for". It is left to the detectives to solve her mystery.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940033253975
Publisher:
John Eider
Publication date:
05/05/2012
Sold by:
Smashwords
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
132,319
File size:
718 KB

Meet the Author

Hello, my pen name is John Eider. I live in the Midlands of Great Britain. I work full time and write at evenings and weekends.


I've been writing for ten years now; currently detective fiction. I have two books on Smashwords:


– Late of the Payroll


– Not a Very Nice Woman


These follow a detective team in the fictional Midlands town of Southney, and are sequential but can be read in either order. More books will follow, in crime and other genres.


I have previously written short stories, plays and poetry and appeared in the poetry journals First Time and Salopoet; also the national magazines First Edition and Writers’ Forum. I also won the Wolds Words Creative Writing Competition, poetry category, as judged by David Constantine. In my time I have submitted prose and drama to local theatres and publishers.


Six years ago I faced up to my ambition to tackle a novel, and since then have produced six full-lengh manuscripts. Late of the Payroll was the first that I submitted for epublishing.


I write because I've always had characters and scenes in mind, and poems and stories seem the obvious form to put them in; also I enjoy the act of writing, which I find fulfilling and engaging.


My themes with the detective novels are those of community under threat, and the need to care for one another – I cannot put it any simpler. Although the plots may be dense, the themes are always very clear to me.

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Not a Very Nice Woman 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 25 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The over all story line is not too bad. However, the author needs to do some major editing for spelling, grammar and structure. Some sentences and ideas were very hard to follow. There are places where different words meaning the some thing were used back to back, in other places words needed were left out. If the author happens to read reviews, PLEASE EDIT!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love a good english mystery but had to stop and re-read to catch the meaning too often.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It was so drawn out and I really didnt understand the ending. Maybe I skipped some pages that were important. Too many charactors to keep up with.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
English mystery novel. This book's plot moves so slow, it is like walking backward to win a race. There are way to many characters to keep srraight. It is confusing who is who and who did what. The editing is extremely poor. It has about 600 pages of story. At several points I skipped ahead 50 or so pages and I did not miss out on anything as the characters were still on the same conversation of where someone was at the time of the murder and then why someone no longer claimed their son. I do not care for English mysteries in the first place, but once in a while I find a gem in a box of paste trinkets. Unfortunately, in this book I found a mud pie. If you like books of this genre, then give it a try, if you don' t then avoid it. It does not contain cursing, preaching, or sex and only has rather mild descriptions of the murder(s). I would say ages 14 and up could read this book, but most readers would be bored. AD
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Needed a little more proof reading, but all in all a pretty good read. Had to re-read a few sentences a couple of times to understand the meaning and a few parts were extremely long winded.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
However in desparate need of a good proofreader and editor. Characters not clearly identified...... confusing. Excellent plot but tiresome reading.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Interesting plot with excejjent descriptive monologue
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This could have been a good story with an interesting plot but for the mangled treatment by a writer with horribly poor writing skills.
SueMacP More than 1 year ago
I love a good English mystery. it's too bad this one was spoiled by the horrendous editing! there were so many spelling, grammar, and structuring errors, it was hard to follow! if this author had an editor, I hope that "editor" was fired! the basic story was decent, but all those errors caused me to read and re-read so often it was difficult to follow. and the ending was the lamest I've read in ages! it seemed like the author was going off on a private rant! thank heaven it was free...... but I guess you get what you pay for!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
good short story with surprise ending
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I did finish the book. The mysteries of killer, motive, means, etc. held up well until the end. Story overall was interesting and captivating. I will most likely read this author's work again, though would like to see future books a little more carefully proofread. A lot of the tenses are mixed up, genders are confused (e.g. he was sometimes used instead of she), names spelled differently within the space of a sentence of each other. Some very strange syntax too, sentence composition at times seems more like that of another language - I wondered more than a couple of times if English is a second, though reasonably well spoken, language for the author. Yet another writer who has a problem differentiating between "their" and "there". What on earth is so confusing about it? The name of the book appears to have zero bearing upon the characters and facts in the book though.
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I would have given this 4 stars but the spelling errors were so distracting it made reading this a chore. The word bought is used throughout the story when in fact the writer meant brought. In one chapter he used Maisies name when he meant her daughter. The word their instead of there--the possessive s instead of the pleural. What a mess.
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A little slow starting but I enjoyed it
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lcwiltshire More than 1 year ago
It was a good book. Kept my attention, but a little drawn out.
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He grins.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Kicks jackson in the balls then knees him in the nose breaking it "thts my f.u.c.k.i.n fiance get your own guy"
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
*grabs christian and startes kissing him*