Murder on Monday (Lois Meade Series #1)

Murder on Monday (Lois Meade Series #1)

by Ann Purser

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ISBN-13: 9780425192979
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 10/07/2003
Series: Lois Meade Series , #1
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 288
Sales rank: 776,000
Product dimensions: 4.19(w) x 6.73(h) x 0.77(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About 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 journalist (as a columnist for SHE magazine), keeper of hens and donkeys, art gallery owner, 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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Murder on Monday (Lois Meade Series #1) 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
harstan More than 1 year ago
Lois Meade loves her family though her teenage daughter is driving her crazy. She also supplements the income brought in by her electrician husband by cleaning homes in the nearby village of Long Farnden. She especially takes pride in keeping her mouth shut, as she knows plenty about her clients.

One of Lois¿ customers Gloria Hathaway sits on the parish council. During a session, Gloria went to make tea, but soon is found strangled to death. PC Keith Simpson needs help to solve the homicides as Gloria made many enemies so that the motives are abundant. He asks Gloria to do some sleuthing when she cleans the homes of the residents of Long Farnden. Though it goes against her nature not to gossip, Gloria agrees to snoop. Soon she finds a blackmailer¿s dream, though she would never use the information for personal gain, as she uncovers the dark secrets of some of the village¿s leading citizens. This shock her as she had no idea what was going in this quiet village.

MURDER ON MONDAY is the ideal village mystery due a strong blending of a police procedural with an amateur sleuth cozy that fans of both sub-genres will appreciate. The story line feels authentic mostly because Gloria feels more like a real person than a character and the secondary cast provides the village, family, and mystery depth. Ann Purser will gain plenty of fans for this tale and readers will look forward to her future ¿day of the week¿ novels.

Harriet Klausner

Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Interesting concept, I am looking forward to reading the next in the series. The heroine is an intelligent, everyday working class woman.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love her work
Carstairs38 More than 1 year ago
Lois Meade has taken on some cleaning jobs in a neighboring village to help her family financially. But when a murder disrupts the village, her clients become suspects. Will she pick up clues to help find the killer? Despite (or because of) some flaws, I liked Lois. However, the plot started slowly and never really gained speed. I was glad to be finished with this one.
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