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ISBN: 0312288212
Author: Clare Curzon
Language: English
Publisher: Minotaur Books; 1st edition (May 2, 2003)
Pages: 240
Category: Genre Fiction
Subcategory: Literature
Rating: 4.6
Votes: 824
Size Fb2: 1688 kb
Size ePub: 1775 kb
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Simply the body of a woman has been found in Shotters Wood

Simply the body of a woman has been found in Shotters Wood. The death is thought to be recent. See to it yourself that the boys and their contacts stay stumm about the rest. He considered the body itself, extravagantly clothed and lying barely hidden, as though asleep except that the arms were restrained behind and the neck unnaturally twisted to make her seem gazing up through the feathered eye-slits. Start by marking The Body of a Woman: A Superintendent Mike Yeadings Mystery as Want to Read: Want to Read saving. Start by marking The Body of a Woman: A Superintendent Mike Yeadings Mystery as Want to Read: Want to Read savin.

Body of a woman, Sergeant

Body of a woman, Sergeant. Violent, yes. Starkers. Earlier, Superintendent Mike Yeadings had been roused from his bed by his sergeant’s call, and he informed him he’d attend in person. He drank his coffee scalding at the kitchen door, staring through darkness at the wrecked garden. Trees leant over the lawn littered with broken branches. It struck Yeadings as almost indecent to make such an occasion of it. And yet he understood the woman’s need for some sense of decent normality. I’ll jest call my husband,’ she offered, went out into the still boisterous wind and applied herself energetically to the brass ship’s-bell that hung in the porch.

Superintendent Mike Yeadings' sergeant, Rosemary Zyczynski, (call her "Z") had a psychic itch about her landlady's .

Superintendent Mike Yeadings' sergeant, Rosemary Zyczynski, (call her "Z") had a psychic itch about her landlady's celebration dinner. The body of one of the tenants, a single woman who had moved in with her mother, was found brutally murdered, and the case naturally was Yeadings' responsibility and thus that of Rosemary and Beaumont. Curzon uncannily keeps on bringing her readers believable characters, both the stalwart Yeadings and his Woman Friday, Z, as well as whole groups of once-a-book individuals who set a reader right smack in the middle of the little English town and the puzzling and intriguing crime that can be found there.

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The victim herself is a puzzle.

Hardcover published 2003-05-02 in United States by Minotaur Books. The victim herself is a puzzle. The corpse, clad in carnival dress and with a huge bird’s-head mask hiding her face, is revealed to be a respectable, conservatively behaved woman of the town, a woman whom no one would ever have imagined made up and dressed so bizarrely. How did she come, not only to be brutally murdered, but done up so garishly?

The Body of a Woman: A Superintendent Mike Yeadings Mystery. The Body of a Woman - Clare Curzon.

The Body of a Woman: A Superintendent Mike Yeadings Mystery. Clare Curzon sets her crimes in the leafy Thames Valley, a lovely enough part of old England where one of the old villages seem right out of a nineteenth-century painting. But people are the same mix of good and bad whatever scenery surrounds them, and Superintendent Mike Yeadings has as much human dissolution to deal with as if he policed the London streets.

Superintendent Mike Yeadings of the Thames Valley police is faced with multiple murder as three related bodies .

Superintendent Mike Yeadings of the Thames Valley police is faced with multiple murder as three related bodies are discovered in the manor house: an entire family massacred, except for a missing boy. The hunt for him, whether as prime suspect or threatened survivor, unearths deeper layers of mystery. Did you get a feeling," she asks her lover, Max, "that there's more going on under this roof than readily meets the eye?" Rosemary couldn't have been righter.

Curzon sets her crimes in the leafy Thames Valley, a lovely enough part of old England where one of the old villages seem right out of a nineteenth-century painting. But people are the same mix of good and bad whatever scenery surrounds them, and Superintendent Mike Yeadings has as much human dissolution to deal with as if he policed the London streets. Searching for a killer in The Body of a Woman, the superintendent and his sergeants, Beaumont and Rosemary Zyczynski, encounter as diverse a group of involved citizens as could be found anywhere. The victim herself is a puzzle. The corpse, clad in carnival dress and with a huge bird’s-head mask hiding her face, is revealed to be a respectable, conservatively behaved woman of the town, a woman whom no one would ever have imagined made up and dressed so bizarrely. How did she come, not only to be brutally murdered, but done up so garishly? Yeadings and his team must look in every direction, starting with the dead woman’s womanizing professor husband and her distressed teenage stepdaughter. How is the star-crossed mathematician (who studies chaos theory at the roulette table) connected to the dead woman? Through his drug-damaged son? Could she have been close to---have even known the successful bookie, his family, his bodyguards? The police have good reasons for looking at all the people in this psychological merry-go-round, and another attempted murder only complicates their work, spreading the suspicion to touch even more of the town’s kaleidoscope of citizens. As always, at the center of Curzon’s suspenseful and puzzling story is the likeable, reliable Yeadings, as genuine a police officer as any you might find in the English countryside. He goes after his villains armed with a mix of experience and common sense---and real-life personal problems that only add to his believability. Readers can be certain that Inspector Yeadings and his sergeants will get their prey---if only after overcoming highly suspenseful odds.

Comments:

Hugifyn
Excellent until the ending, which seemed rushed & left questions that weren't answered. I thought the loss of IQ caused by drug use was overdone. People CAN recover without all that much harm and lead productive lives. Most probably don't recover, but those that do arn't left nearly witless.
Clonanau
Thames Valley Detective Superintendent Mike Yeadings recognizes the elegantly dressed body found in Shotters Wood as gift shop owner Leila Knightley. However, efforts to notify next of kin turn farcical, as no family members seem to be around in area except perhaps her husband Aidan, who is probably sleeping with someone.
The family returns home with the victim's stepdaughter Chloe coming back from visiting her grandmother in France and Leila's brother and his significant other from Scotland. Aidan provides no alibi, but recognizes the dress his wife wore as belonging to Chloe, who denies knowledge of it as hers, but admits to some memory lapses. A newspaper article highlights the dress leading to Sir Arthur Waites thinking he bought the garb for his wife years ago. Mike visits Arthur only to find weird happenings that may impact the homicide investigation.
Though the ending seems weak, the latest Yeadings mystery is a fascinating who-done-it that will keep readers enthralled until the let down final resolution. The story line is a clever English police procedural with Mike and cohorts struggling to obtain cooperation from the victim's survivors, all whom are fully developed characters. Though the climax seems pale in comparison, Clare Curzon's Thames Valley tale is a solid entry.
Harriet Klausner
Sagda
With its genteel descriptions of English manor houses and their surrounding lush countrysides and quaint villages, "The Body of a Woman" often feels like the kind of polite English mystery one can relax with without undue fear of excess tension. But be warned: the book involves a sexual crime that warrants a fair amount of frank discussion and investigations of several seedy and/or perverse characters. The police characters, however, are competent and likable, and provide a nice grounding for the often unpleasant proceedings. If you enjoy smart mysteries, you shouldn't hesitate spending a few hours with this entertaining paperback.

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