Scandal at Six [NOOK Book]

Overview

Lois Meade has scrubbed her way through the homes in Long Farnden, and she’s not afraid of dusting cobwebs and killing a few bugs. But in her role as amateur sleuth, she’s learning that if there’s one thing to beware of, it’s a snake in the grass…


Spring has arrived in Long Farnden and with it, a mysterious infestation. Lois Meade’s daughter has found her village store overrun by insects and reptiles. And Lois has no time to stop and smell the...

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Scandal at Six

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Overview

Lois Meade has scrubbed her way through the homes in Long Farnden, and she’s not afraid of dusting cobwebs and killing a few bugs. But in her role as amateur sleuth, she’s learning that if there’s one thing to beware of, it’s a snake in the grass…


Spring has arrived in Long Farnden and with it, a mysterious infestation. Lois Meade’s daughter has found her village store overrun by insects and reptiles. And Lois has no time to stop and smell the roses, if she’s to stay one step ahead of the creepy crawlies.


As Lois looks into the invasion, she becomes embroiled in yet another “ferretin’ case,” as her husband would say. Her investigation leads her to Robert Pettinson, a seemingly unhinged zookeeper, and his nephew. The two of them are knee-deep in illegal trade, and they don’t take kindly to Lois poking her nose into their business.


Lois enlists the help of her faithful cleaner Dot Nimmo and police inspector Hunter Cowgill to discover more about Pettinson and a suspicious death at the zoo. And death is in store for more people, if Lois doesn’t put the killer behind bars soon…

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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
10/14/2013
At the start of Purser’s slow-moving 13th cozy featuring Lois Meade, owner of the New Brooms cleaning service in the English village of Long Farnden (after 2012’s Found Guilty at Five), a dangerous snake surfaces inside the shop run by Lois’s grown daughter, Josie Vickers. It’s clear early on that Robert Pettison, the reclusive owner of a private zoo outside town, is up to no good—probably the illegal breeding and sale of rare animals. In furtherance of Pettison’s illicit schemes, his nephew, Justin Brookes, seeks to rent the vacant apartment over Josie’s store. From the get-go, Lois recognizes the creepiness of Pettison, who can’t resist staring at her legs at every opportunity, but she still agrees to take him on as a cleaning client. As usual, Det. Chief Insp. Hunter Cowgill, who also admires Lois’s legs, assists in what Lois’s husband calls her “ferritin’.” Readers expecting a puzzling mystery will be disappointed. Agent: Georgia Glover, David Higham Associates (U.K.). (Dec.)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781101589823
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA)
  • Publication date: 12/3/2013
  • Series: Lois Meade Series , #6
  • Sold by: Penguin Group
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 336
  • Sales rank: 54,676
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

Ann Purser was born in Market Harborough in Leicestershire and has lived most of her life in villages. She has turned her hand to many things, including journalism (as a columnist for SHE magazine), keeper of hens and donkeys, art gallery manager, clerical assistant in a village school, Open University graduate, novelist, mother of three, wife of Philip Purser, critic and writer. She is the author of the Lois Meade Mystery series and the Ivy Beasley Mystery series.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 15, 2013

    Reptile read

    If you have a stomach for creepy, crawly things, this is a good read. Lois and her family find themselves knee deep into reptiles. It wasn't until toward the end when you get by the reptiles that you could really enjoy the story. Hope Ann Purser doesn't have another one like this creepy, crawly again. Don't like snakes.

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