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Mystery and Suspense
Author: Marjorie Eccles
ISBN: 0002324504
Subcategory: Mystery
Pages 224 pages
Publisher Collins Crime; 1St Edition edition (1993)
Language English
Category: Mystery and Suspense
Rating: 4.6
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eBook The Company She Kept download

by Marjorie Eccles


The Author asserts the moral right to be identified as the author of this work.

This eBook published by AudioGO Ltd, Bath, 2012. Published by arrangement with the Author. Epub ISBN 9781471310553. The Author asserts the moral right to be identified as the author of this work. This novel is entirely a work of fiction. The names, characters and incidents portrayed in it are the work of the author’s imagination. Any resemblance to actual persons, living or dead, events or localities is entirely coincidental.

The interior was warm, and the books on offer were interesting. Classical music tapes played unobtrusively in the background. In addition, the rear of the shop sported a well-patronized small coffee. corner which sold Viennese pastries, homemade biscuits and slices of pie. It had been run for the last eight or nine years by a husband and wife called Conran. It was one of Alex Jones’s favourite places for relaxing when she was off duty. She was known as a good customer and greeted with pleasure by the Conrans

The Company She Kept book. The pace of Eccles' prose is unhurried but she develops characters really well and has the sensitivity of a terrific observer of human nature. The plot really picks up pace towards the end.

The Company She Kept book. Recommend this author to Christie and .

When the half-dressed body of Angie Robinson is found strangled in the lay-by on a lonely moorland road, it seems that her murder is the result of a random attack, for Angie has led a blameless life, with no interests other than her untiring support for the local women's hospital. But there are too many apparently unrelated elements in the.

When the half-dressed body of Angie Robinson is found strangled on a lonely moorland road, it seems that her murder is the result of a meaningless and unprovoked sex attack. But there are too many apparently unrelated elements in the case for DC Gil Mayo to be satisfied with that explanation.

The Company She Keeps is a l novel by American writer Mary McCarthy. Published in 1942, it was her first book. It is an unconventional work, tracing the journey of a highly politicised young catholic college graduate through various stages of emotional development, in unusually frank and revealing detail. The story blends many themes that had clearly marked the author’s own life, such as patriarchy, feminism, rebellion and betrayal, as reflected in her later autobiography

Many of her book shave been translated and serialised around the world. She has one grown up son and now lives in Hertfordshire.

Many of her book shave been translated and serialised around the world.

com's Marjorie Eccles Author Page. The Company She Kept (Inspector Gil Mayo Mystery Series Book 6) Nov 28, 2016.

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Marjorie Eccles was born in Yorkshire and spent much of her childhood there and on the Northumbrian coast. The author of more than twenty books and short stories, she is the recipient of the Agatha Christie Short Story Styles Award.

Marjorie Eccles was born in Yorkshire and spent much of her childhood there and on the Northumbrian coast. Her books featuring police detective Gil Mayo were adapted for the BBC. Eccles lives in Hertfordshire. MACMILLAN NEWSLETTER.

just one girl
I'm a bit of a romantic, so ramshackle manor houses with long hidden secrets naturally appeal.  Add that to a cunningly composed police procedural and you definitely have my attention.  

From the start, readers learn that secrets lie in the past. Fourteen years ago something happened at Flowerdew estate, and those involved pledged to keep quiet.  Now, someone in the group is threatening to reveal the truth.  When an anonymous note alleging that a murder has gone long hidden crosses the desk of DCI Gil Mayo, the last thing he expects is for it to lead to a death.  When Angie Robinson, an intelligent but little liked woman is found strangled, at first it appears to be a sex crime.  The deeper DCI Mayo and his new DS Abigail Moon dig, the more links to Flowerdew estate and those who resided there emerge.

I was captivated by the story, and I liked how Eccles alternated the narrative between the investigators and those who were involved in Flowerdew's past.  It enriched the mystery by giving readers insight into events while holding just enough back to leave plenty of surprises.  DCI Mayo and DS Moon made for a good team, and Eccles did a great job of providing enough personal detail to flesh out the characters. 

The Company She Kept is like a perfectly made dish - enough spices to enhance flavor without overpowering the quality ingredients at its core.  All that is left is for the reader to sit back and enjoy.

5/5

I received The Company She Kept from the publisher and netgalley.com in exchange for an honest review.

--Crittermom
lolike
3.5 Stars

This was first published in 1993. Although the 6th book in this series, it does well as a stand-alone.

Felix Darbell receives an anonymous letter breaking the silence of several people from 14 years ago. But who is bringing this secret to the light of day? And why now?

It all began in Flowerdew ......

Detective Chief Inspector Gil Mayo and new team member Abigail Moon also receive an anonymous letter in the mail.

And then the discovery of Angie Robinson's body is found and all evidence points to her as being the writer of the notes.

She also had a link of Flowerdew ..... Who wanted her dead to make sure she spoke no more?

As Mayo and Moon start investigating a possible crime from 14 years ago and questioning everyone who was at Flowerdew at that time, they find that there is more than one secret and more than one person knows the truth.

Mayo and Moon are interesting characters. I'd like to have read the first books in this series to see how Mayo, especially, got to be where he is now. It's a rather slow moving investigation with a lot of taking statements from people who have different memories of what happened. Actually, Mayo and Moon don't even know who was possibly killed at Flowerdew and what Angie actually knew.

My thanks to the author / Endeavour Press / Netgalley for an e-book. The opinions expressed here are unbiased and entirely my own.
Sennnel
"The Company She Kept" is another pleasant little English mystery from Eccles, who tends to write relatively short books with reasonably tight plots. In this book murder comes with a creepy old house containing scary Tunisian artifacts, an eccentric old lady archaeologist, and an odd set of hangers-on that at one time made up the archaeologist's social set. The hangers-on turn out to be the suspects in the current case, and Eccles does a good job of making them out-of-the-ordinary characters who fill out the story well. My only gripe with the book is that the plotting by the killer seems overly elaborate, and it is unlikely the killer could have actually brought about the complicated plan.

As for the regular cast, Mayo remains a strong character though not fully developed like lead detectives in the books of Ruth Rendell, Reginald Hill, or Caroline Graham. In "The Company She Kept" we see less of Detective-Sergeant Kite, which is too bad, and instead are introduced to and see a great deal of Abigail Moon, a new sergeant in the squad. In my opinion Moon is added to the Eccles' books simply because it has become important for a woman to be added to detective squads--all the mystery writers end up doing it! Moon offers no unique characteristics that make her a good addition as far as this book goes.

This was an enjoyable book for me, and I can recommend it to lovers of English mysteries.

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