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    • ISBN:9781471907272
    • Publication date:14 Jun 2014

Skeleton in Search of a Cupboard

By Elizabeth Ferrars

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One of the best-loved and most prolific crime writers of her generation.

Henrietta Cosgrove's eightieth birthday luncheon had gone very well, her five stepchildren all gathered to celebrate in her lovely old thatched house. But then Henrietta dropped a bombshell.

To shore up her dwindling income, she proposed to sell two landscapes by a painter whose work had recently appreciated. That night the house burned down. When the pictures were found to be missing it looked as though the fire was intended to cover the theft. But what the fire uncovered was far more dramatic . . .

Biographical Notes

Elizabeth Ferrars 1907-1995
One of the most distinguished crime writers of her generation, Elizabeth Ferrars was born in Rangoon and came to Britain at the age of six. She was a pupil at Bedales school between 1918 and 1924, studied journalism at London University and published her first crime novel, Give a Corpse a Bad Name, in 1940, the year that she met her second husband, academic Robert Brown. Highly praised by critics, her brand of intelligent, gripping mysteries beloved by readers, she wrote over seventy novels and was also published (as E. X. Ferrars) in the States, where she was equally popular. Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine described her as as 'the writer who may be the closest of all to Christie in style, plotting and general milieu', and the Washington Post called her 'a consummate professional in clever plotting, characterization and atmosphere'. She was a founding member of the Crime Writer's Association, who, in the early 1980s, gave her a lifetime achievement award.

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  • ISBN: 9781471907289
  • Publication date: 14 Jun 2014
  • Page count: 224
  • Imprint: The Murder Room
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No Peace for the Wicked

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Antonia Winfield sensed someone was following her. She'd seen a man in a brown suit. He was even behind her in the travel agents where she'd booked her holiday abroad. But perhaps she'd just imagined things. This year she was going on a restful, comfortable trip to a lovely Greek island - but that's not the way things turned out. Mrs Winfield's niece was going on the trip with her, and the two ladies soon had a third companion: the man in the brown suit . . .

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The Swaying Pillars

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Hanged Man's House

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The Cup and the Lip

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Experiment with Death

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Seeing is Believing

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A Thief in the Night

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Alec and Veronica Guest are a happily married couple living in the quiet village of Maddinghleigh. Their existence has been a peaceful one. Then, one of their friends has a valuable old clock stolen. The Guests don't believe the incident is too serious, but it turns out to be the prelude to a series of sinister events that culminate in murder. Is the death connected to the stolen clock, or does it have more to do with the arrival of the Guest's new neighbour, the beautiful, enigmatic Nina Elvin? Will the killer in their midst be discovered before a second murder is committed?

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Fear the Light

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Sleeping Dogs

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The Doubly Dead

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A Legal Fiction

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Ninth Life

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Murder of a Suicide

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Skeleton Staff

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Roberta Ellison lives in Madeira where she had settled with her late husband after being crippled in a motor accident. Domestic help was easy to come by and the climate was ideal. Then her sister Camilla comes to the island to help her to find a companion, bringing problems of her own with her, problems that at first seem trivial, but that soon involve the sisters in a violent and mystifying spiral of events. As more newcomers appear, so Camilla's history begins to unfold and it emerges that all is not as it seems . . . and then murder strikes.

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Witness Before the Fact

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A Stranger and Afraid

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Breath of Suspicion

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The Lying Voices

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'The Lying voices' were the clocks that filled the room where Arnold Thaine was shot dead. They ticked in a hundred different rhythms but every single one was wrong. So the fact that a bullet had stopped one of them gave no clue to the time of his murder . . .On the day of Thaine's death, Justin Emery was visiting his old friend Grace DeLong, who had been to visit Thaine that morning. But who was the woman in the brown mackintosh who had entered Thaine's study? Who were the other two visitors? And was anything to be learned from the broken clock?

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Murder Moves In

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