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Death of a Good Woman

(1989)
(The second book in the Gil Mayo series)
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Publisher's Weekly
This low-key murder mystery catches the flavor of life in a modern English small town. When romance writer and leading do-gooder Fleur Saville disappears, her husband Edwin, fearing she has left him for another man, lets it be known that she is working at their holiday cottage, even though it's midwinter. But a thaw uncovers her body in an isolated spot just out of town. Investigating the crime, detective chief inspector Mayo finds that Fleur was not very much loved, even by her putative best friends; she was determined to be the center of attention and to take over any project. Suspects include the husband with whom she had quarreled bitterly the day she disappeared; her stepson, Michael, who hated her, and Bryan Challis, successful businessman, husband of one of Fleur's oldest friends and possibly her lover. As Mayo doggedly follows clues from past and present, he uncovers the secret that led to murder. Eccles ( Cast a Cold Eye ) writes a pleasant and at times acerbically observant mystery.

Library Journal
The unexplained disappearance of Lavenstock's well-known historical romance writer and philanthropist Fleur Lamont sparks rumors about family quarrels and ''another man.'' Two weeks later, however, discovery of her body throws suspicion on her husband, whose first wife (also wealthy) died under questionable circumstances. With an eye for detail and close attention to police procedure, Eccles renders up a serviceable English village mystery.-- REK

Genre: Mystery    

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Hardback Editions

July 1991 : UK Hardback

Title: Death of a Good Woman (Ulverscroft Large Print Series)
Author(s): Marjorie Eccles
ISBN: 0-7089-2460-3 / 978-0-7089-2460-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Ulverscroft Large Print Books Ltd
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February 1989 : UK Hardback

Title: Death of a Good Woman
Author(s): Marjorie Eccles
ISBN: 0-00-232222-6 / 978-0-00-232222-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Collins Crime
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January 1989 : USA Hardback
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Title: Death of a Good Woman
Author(s): Marjorie Eccles
ISBN: 0-385-24619-6 / 978-0-385-24619-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Doubleday
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