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The Body on the Beach

(2000)
(The first book in the Fethering series)
A novel by

 
The first of a new series "The Fethering Mysteries", The Body on the Beach takes us to a small south coast retirement community where spite runs high. Uptight divorcee Carole has restricted her life to walking the dog and the odd bit of charitable work--she confuses middle age and retirement with being bored and depressed; when she finds a body on the beach, she calls the police and is irritated when they treat her like a hysterical idiot--the body has gone missing. Her new neighbour, the flashy Jude, a woman with a past and an untidy living room, drags the more thoughtful Carole into regular glasses of wine at the pub and what becomes a complicated investigation; Jude is keen to have a good time at all times, and will not take the polite rebuffs which keep Carole from involvement with life. This is an interesting thriller which reminds us that even Middle England has its underside; it is also an impressive opening to a new series in which Brett skewers the conventionality and repressed emotion of his intelligent heroine while understanding the safety they represent for her. --Roz Kaveney

Genre: Cozy Mystery
 
Used availability for Simon Brett's The Body on the Beach


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Hardback Editions

January 2002 : USA Hardback
thumbTitle: The Body on the Beach (Fethering Mystery)
Author(s): Simon Brett
ISBN: 1-58547-161-5 / 978-1-58547-161-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Center Point Large Print
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December 2000 : UK Hardback
Title: The Body on the Beach
Author(s): Simon Brett
ISBN: 0-7505-1585-6 / 978-0-7505-1585-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Magna Large Print Books
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August 2000 : USA Hardback
thumbTitle: The Body on the Beach: A Fethering Mystery
Author(s): Simon Brett
ISBN: 0-425-17500-6 / 978-0-425-17500-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Berkley Hardcover
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February 2000 : UK Hardback
thumbTitle: The Body on the Beach (A Fethering Mystery)
Author(s): Simon Brett
ISBN: 0-333-76558-3 / 978-0-333-76558-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Macmillan
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Paperback Editions

August 2014 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: The Body on the Beach (The Fethering Mysteries)
Author(s): Simon Brett
ISBN: 1-4472-7848-8 / 978-1-4472-7848-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Pan
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June 2007 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: The Body on the Beach: The Fethering Mysteries
Author(s): Simon Brett
ISBN: 0-330-44524-3 / 978-0-330-44524-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Pan
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September 2001 : USA Mass Market Paperback
thumbTitle: The Body on the Beach
Author(s): Simon Brett
ISBN: 0-425-18182-0 / 978-0-425-18182-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Berkley
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January 2001 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: The Body on the Beach (A Fethering mystery)
Author(s): Simon Brett
ISBN: 0-330-37696-9 / 978-0-330-37696-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Pan
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Audio Editions

July 2013 : USA Audio CD
thumbTitle: The Body on the Beach: A Fethering Mystery (Fethering Mysteries (Audio))
Author(s): Simon Brett
ISBN: 1-4708-8970-6 / 978-1-4708-8970-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
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April 2009 : USA Audio edition
thumbTitle: The Body on the Beach: A Fethering Mystery
Author(s): Simon Brett
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Availability: Amazon   

May 2001 : UK Audio CD
thumbTitle: The Body on the Beach (Fethering Mystery)
Author(s): Simon Brett
ISBN: 0-7531-1127-6 / 978-0-7531-1127-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: ISIS Publishing
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September 2000 : USA Audio Cassette
thumbTitle: Body on the Beach
Author(s): Simon Brett
ISBN: 0-7861-1839-3 / 978-0-7861-1839-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
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September 2000 : USA Audio CD
thumbTitle: The Body on the Beach
Author(s): Simon Brett
ISBN: 0-7861-9820-6 / 978-0-7861-9820-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
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May 2000 : UK Audio Cassette
thumbTitle: Body on the Beach
Author(s): Simon Brett
ISBN: 0-7531-0836-4 / 978-0-7531-0836-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: ISIS Audio Books
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Kindle Editions

September 2009 : Canada, UK Kindle edition
thumbTitle: The Body on the Beach (A Fethering Mystery Book 1)
Author(s): Simon Brett
Publisher: Pan
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September 2001 : USA Kindle edition
thumbTitle: The Body on the Beach
Author(s): Simon Brett
Publisher: Berkley
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