Tragedy at Two (Lois Meade Series #9)

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"Lois Meade's daughter was admittedly considering leaving her partner, Rob - but she never expected him to be found badly beaten and left for dead in a ditch by the side of the road. When Rob tragically dies from his injuries without regaining consciousness, Inspector Cowgill has a murder investigation on his hands, and once again he engages the assistance of the woman he respects above all others - Lois." Suspicion quickly falls on the traveling gypsies who are camped out on Alf Smith's property. There is strong prejudice among many in the village who consider the gypsies no better than tramps and thieves. Lois must follow a twisted path that leads to arson, local delinquents, secret assignations, and blackmail - before she can discover who's been tinkering with the truth.

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  • ISBN-13: 9780425230060
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA)
  • Publication date: 12/1/2009
  • Series: Lois Meade Series , #9
  • Pages: 293
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.10 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Meet the Author

Ann Purser was born in Leicestershire, and has lived most of her life in villages. She has turned her hand to many things, including journalism, 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 an avid reader of detective stories.
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  • Posted January 24, 2010

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    Ann Purser does it again!

    I enjoyed this book as much as the first in this series.When Lois Meade gets involved in a case she is like a dog with a bone.When it involves a member of her family watch out!I love the characters in this book and the way the story winds back and around again to keep you guessing who the culprit really is.I have read all 8 of the Lois Meade series(now 9) and have not been disappointed by any.If this is your first time reading her you are in for a treat and will be wanting to go back to the first book.Can't wait for the next one!I have a nook and these books are not e books (yet?)but I hope by the next one they will be available as e-books.

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  • Posted November 7, 2009

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    his is an entertaining English village whodunit

    In Long Farden Josie Meade is considering ending her relationship with her partner Rob. When they have fight leading to his accusing her of an affair with a cop, he runs out and goes to the pub where he gets drunk and acts violently out of character. That night he is found on the road severely battered. He is rushed to the hospital where he lingers for a few days before dying. Josie feels guilty.

    Detective Chief Inspector Cowgill leads the investigation in which many of the townsfolk believe gypsies camped nearby killed Rob. Josie's mom Lois, owner of New Brooms cleaning firm and amateur sleuth consultant to Cowgill thinks otherwise having met the group's matriarch Athalia Lee. Although this case is personal and her husband Derek the electrician wants her to stay out of the inquiry, Lois assists the DCI by "ferretin".

    This is an entertaining English village whodunit that is very personal for the heroine; so much so Cowgill is hesitant to use Lois as a resource. Much of the first half of the story line focuses on family dynamics inside a small village in which everyone knows everyone so secrets are difficult to conceal, but if the hidden is achieved it becomes more shocking when revealed. Fans of the Lois Meade amateur sleuths will enjoy a deep look at the heroine, her friends and neighbors when a Tragedy at Two occurs.

    Harriet Klausner

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  • Posted March 28, 2014

    Loved it

    They keep getting better. Can't wait to read the next one. A good mystery read.

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